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Sep 18th
01:00 am
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From People:
Zac Efron Completed Rehab Stint

Zac Efron hasn't been seen out and about on the nightclub scene as of late – and it sounds like there's a reason.

The actor, 25, completed a stint in rehab about five months ago, sources confirm to PEOPLE.

The actor – who recently walked the carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival – is "doing great," a source tells PEOPLE. "He's taking care of himself and it shows."

Efron will next star in Parkland, a drama about the Kennedy assassination. "It's really a surreal experience for me," he tells USA Today of working on the film. "It feels very mature and really interesting. It's a whole different kind of filmmaking and I feel blessed to have been a part of it."

I'm not surprised by this news. I am happy for him and I have a lot of respect for him being self aware enough that he realized he needed to change a behavioral pattern before it seriously affected his well-being. I am also glad his parents maintain an active role in his life and support him and help him to make the best choices for himself. Hollywood is a difficult place to exist in. A lot of people don't like to see that accompanying the money, fame and success, are a host of negative things. It becomes a very isolated existence, even if you have a lot of friends. Let's look to the future and not the past, he is clearly on a positive path and I'm happy about that.

Additional note (Sep 19th):
Now that this is out, many people will try to make a quick buck by selling their story. So please take new stories with a grain of salt cause some of it doesn't add up.
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Gillian loves lemoñadé.invisible_cunt on September 20th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
um, i think you need to take a few steps back in your full on obsession with zac. it's a little much to lose sleep and think of having a nervous breakdown because of a guy you don't even know, haven't met, nor will have a real relationship with.

i mean, i'm a diehard zac fan, and was crushed when i heard the news, but i wasn't anguished nor crying all day.

your reaction just seems a little much, especially for being a grown woman.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 21st, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
people have different responses, this is not something to criticize them for. it may be okay on ontd but i'm not okay with it here.
xdecemberskiesxdecemberskies on September 23rd, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
Cady I have a question. What do you think of Melissa suggesting it was alcohol rather than....what it really was? Do you think she should have been honest?

I also want to say I feel really, really bad for Zac because this has been his worst nightmare since he was a teenager. I hope Melissa bans all questions about this from press when he starts promo again.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 25th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
i think publicists do their best to minimize issues so i'm not surprised she said it was alcohol. idk if she should've been honest. in some ways, creating confusion around a piece of information can actually weaken the story, or at least add a question mark to it, at least in respectable news sources.

the one thing i've read in any of the dubious gossip articles to come out of this that i believe 100% is how awful this is for him because he has always valued his privacy so much. but at some level, such honesty is good even if painful. shame and hiding his issues were part of the problem.

i think in future promo he will have to talk about it but he has a really fine line to walk with how much he says. demi lovato can talk more openly because she's a musician and they are just more open about their personal lives etc. whereas zac has always been right, as an actor you don't want people to know too much about your life because it interferes with the job of an actor.
Sapphirasapphia on September 25th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
Can we read somewhere that said publicist? There was an official response? Please.
xdecemberskiesxdecemberskies on September 25th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your two cents. The good thing is that he has quite a bit of time to prepare for his answers. On another note, I'm so glad he's clean for now. I just hope he continues to work with responsible people eg no more Tom Wellings. And I think it's great he's become closer to his parents due to this situation because he really needs them right now.