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Macaulay Culkin Is Sick, Dying, Or Addicted To Drugs, Says Stepmother

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There is something wrong with Macaulay Culkin. At least that’s what his stepmother Jeanette Krylowski believes.

Krylowski, who spoke for Culkin’s estranged father Kit since he was too distraught to talk about the photos, said that that the frightening images of her stepson can only be explained by two possible scenarios: Macaulay Culkin is either sick with some terrible disease, or he’s addicted to drugs. Either way, Krylowski believes that Culkin is close to death.

Krylowski said:

“Kit has seen the photo. But he can’t talk about it. He just can’t, because it hurts him too much. Of course he’s worried, he’s incredibly concerned…. When I saw the photos I thought, ‘Oh no, this is not good. Either he’s dying of some disease or he’s heavily into drugs.’ “

Krylowski acknowledged that Macaulay Culkin has denied the drug rumors but said that it didn’t look good for the former child star.

Krylowski added:

“Now we’re hearing he is denying the allegations – but it certainly looks like he is on drugs. He looks awful.”

Through movies like Home Alone, Richie Rich, Uncle Buck, and My Girl, Culkin amassed a major fortune before his 18th birthday. At 14-years-old, Culkin had his parents legally blocked from controlling his $21 million fortune. According to TV Guide, this eventually led to a falling out with his father Kit.

Krylowski added:

“Kit is pretty sensitive. I was there during the custody battle. That tore his soul out. Kit is a lot different than the happy-go-lucky Kit that I knew in the 70s. There’s a deep, deep hole that’s never going to be filled. We don’t live off a penny from Mack. We live off benefits. But we live simple. We’re happy.”

The drug rumors surfaced earlier this month when the National Enquirer claimed that Culkin was addicted to heroin and would be dead in less than 6 months. A photo showing the actor looking sick and thin seemed to confirm the rumor.

Culkin, however, denies that he is addicted to heroin.

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203 Responses to “Macaulay Culkin Is Sick, Dying, Or Addicted To Drugs, Says Stepmother”

  1. Armando Carbajal Jr.

    Another tragic tale of wasted youth…God bless him.

  2. Cristie Lynn

    I feel bad for him. I hope he can get help and continue his career.

  3. Adrianne Moore

    I wish he would go on Celebrity Rehab, I would totally watch him; I have always liked Culkin and I hope he gets better. Drug addiction is a disease and not something to be joking around about. I find it funny that people think he can just "stop" doing drugs, like it is no big deal whatsover. Yeah, I am sure he likes throwing up for everyone to see and humiliating himself in front of others and have his name blasted all over the internet. He's really talented, funny, and a good looking guy, it is a shame that this is happening to him and I hope he gets better; I selfishly hopes he gets better on Celebrity Rehab because I would love to see more of him. We still love you Culkin and hope you get better:-)

  4. Don John

    Anyone think that it may be deeper than a drug problem. Like maybe depression from the fact that he was pronbably molested by Michael Jackson finally setting in. I saw an old interview about him and MJ, and he said some pretty weird stuff, MJ said some weird stuff, but when does he not. Anyway, there is no way for us to know if something did or did not happen to him, but I think something did happen between those two and it is affecting him to this very day.

  5. Rebecca O'Neil Evans

    what kind of benefits are they living off of? taxpayers money?

  6. Michael Hanna

    Party Monster is a serious artistic achievement and won almost unanimous praise from critics. He could have done anything he wanted after that because it proved that he had grown into an adult with real acting chops. Instead he all but dropped out of acting, which is a shame. I'm not saying he is not sick or on drugs right now, but the photo above was taken several years ago. There is a very recent photo at this link: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/home-alone-star-macaulay-culkin-lost-in-hollywood-legacy-of-drugs/story-e6frewz0-1226447852688

  7. Robert Deas

    He turned to drugs after Mila Kunis dumped him when she hit it big with Black Swan! poor guy! There are other fish in the sea who would date a millionaire actor like himself!

  8. Robert Deas

    He turned to drugs after Mila Kunis dumped him when she hit it big with Black Swan! poor guy! There are other fish in the sea who would date a millionaire actor like himself!

  9. Robert Deas

    He turned to drugs after Mila Kunis dumped him when she hit it big with Black Swan! poor guy! There are other fish in the sea who would date a millionaire actor like himself!

  10. Arlene Esteireiro

    if anyone has a drug problm obviously theres something underneath all that…why does it haav to be mj
    molesting him?????/could it be child abuse when his parents wanted to steal his money as a kid….dont bring mj into this…everyone who accused mj wanted money

  11. Mary Faithful Ann

    duh saying he looks gay means I am against gays? How self assuming of you. His gayness is at higher risk of contracting AIDS. Which could be the case, if its not the drugs…grow a brain!

  12. Mary Faithful Ann

    Could it be he just Choose it, since he had friends around him on it. Not everyone "turns" to drugs. Don't blame.

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  14. Kyle Ken Tucky Jenkins

    practice peace and love~its truly the only way to inner peace,i should know,ive been fighting my whole life and have never been happy,until i made up my mind tp be a peacemaker,so,its from love i say this ,not hypocrisy.

  15. Mary Faithful Ann

    thanks, but why do you feel i am not?….are you referring to my comment about the actor? this showed up on my face book because it was in the news on my yahoo page and pop up here, mine was just one comment out of many. I said he is using hard drugs or is gay (and I meant aids) but said he looks gay. I was not mocking as the woman said, that I was against gays. That is accusing blanket statement. She's not sincere … because when I said he was at higher risk, she over looked it saying you don't get it from being gay…..I said "u r gay" so she could say nothing else. she knew what I meant…Sorry to have offended you.

  16. Mary Faithful Ann

    I thought the teasing u r gay actually was being a peace maker…oh well such is the internet…I don't have the feeling you think I do, but thank you for trying to correct me.

  17. Mary Faithful Ann

    This was not a post but part of a news feed on yahoo and I commented. Those are not my feelings, the ones you stated, …even if they came out like that to you. Thank you though.

  18. Mary Faithful Ann

    my comments were more of teasing, I will remove this thread tomorrow.

  19. Arlene Esteireiro

    Mary Faithful Ann i apologize…this is a sensetive subject for 2 brothers of mine died due to aids from drug abuse…………they were cute young beautiful ppl…..its hard to go thru that it changed my fam…thats why i sympathize w/mycauly culkin

  20. Mary Faithful Ann

    Sorry about your brothers who died. Unfair you attacked me assuming that not only that I did not like that actor, but that I was against gays- because I said he looked gay. He does look it to me and I said that because it was an opinion that it was the drugs or he had Aids. Its is true the higher rate in gay men. I had a boyfriend that had aids, who had i it for r 25 years and died a few years ago. I have known three other people with Aids personally that died. I sympathize with all people, who are ill, but you do not know me. I also put my comments the way I did with you, not in anger but more teasing and in a way that you did not continuing commenting to me, you seemed like you were looking for a fight…I didn't want you to keep coming back and I could see it coming …

  21. Mary Faithful Ann

    Sorry about your brothers who died. Unfair you attacked me assuming that not only that I did not like that actor, but that I was against gays- because I said he looked gay. He does look it to me and I said that because it was an opinion that it was the drugs or he had Aids. Its is true the higher rate in gay men. I had a boyfriend that had aids, who had i it for r 25 years and died a few years ago. I have known three other people with Aids personally that died. I sympathize with all people, who are ill, but you do not know me. I also put my comments the way I did with you, not in anger but more teasing and in a way that you did not continuing commenting to me, you seemed like you were looking for a fight…I didn't want you to keep coming back and I could see it coming …

  22. Mary Faithful Ann

    I also have someone close to me that I love killing herself on meth. So you don't know my comment was not from the angle you thought. If some one says other people look like like they are on that, I would not take offense. I do take offense at the people who directly started her on it, or who ever keeps her on it…they are equal to murderers to me.

  23. Mary Faithful Ann

    By way…I love Freddy Mercury, he had one of the most beautiful voices there is. It was a masterpiece of a voice, he was very entertaining…and a genuinely nice guy…I studied him before.

  24. Ashley Langfitt

    I think he's finally coming down an doesn't want to keep going..his parents didn't help matters much an the fact of that jackass of a singer who molested him because his father did it to him..I feel sorry for a few.child actors but for maculey culkin he's hit rock bottom an I don't think he wants to come put of it…xo

  25. Terri Kaye

    if his family is so concerned over his health, then why doesn't his "father" which is a loose term at best go to his son, don't give me the bs that he is to upset, it's because of his own guilt over being such a destructive figure in his life, and why is that both the boys have legally blocked both parents from their lives when they were young, because they were stealing from them. He is a screwed up child, who never made it past 6 or 7, he needs help, so mom dad go get him some, stop making excuses, step up be a parent.

  26. Arlene Esteireiro

    at least he has 2 parents….i was married for 15yrs and my husband died when he was 38…and myson only 9yrs old……very hard for us,esp my son

  27. Arlene Esteireiro

    im sorry…its nothing personal w/you…i dont no u……..i have had many tradgedies in my fam due to drugs and alcohol…i tend to sympathize w/ppl like that….as for freddie mercury..i knew of queen in 80s but didnt pay much attention until i came across of him on fb……he really was a talent of all kinds of music..he had a great voice and as u no he had aids…

  28. Mary Faithful Ann

    I understand. Its terrible you have had such painful things to deal with, but then you have a good heart…not everyone does. yes I am very aware of Freddy & Queen, their songs are special to me and one of the few cds I have…. I remember when he died.

  29. Mary Faithful Ann

    Some people suffer way more than others, that is fact. I can tell that you are suffering a lot, but you have more compassion than many people from it, a good heart. I will say a prayer for you Arlene. It was nice to understand you more.

  30. David Coker

    I so want to be a Hollywood star. Just love being sexually exploited, shot up with drugs, exploited some more by sites like inquisitr, get more depressed, do some more drugs, get in a car wreck maybe, a little more exploitation. Out of money and now sick. Hopefully I can get one last advance from one of the tabloids. If I sign an agreement to go out with a bang. Maybe I will shoot myself on live tv. How much do you think that would be worth to the peddlers of filth and obscenity?

  31. Anonymous

    Arlene Esteireiro did you read the article or are you just spamming the other comments?

  32. Arlene Esteireiro

    yes i did i just dont like pp judging others especially if their at a bad place….we have to love one another in this world today jeffrey..how do i get my last name off heree jeffrey?

  33. Фца Сѳцяѳп

    Maybe you should all stop spreading rumors about people you don't know, and his crappy stepmother should mind her own business and stop spreading rumors as well. Even if he was either of those things, it's not the publics business and she has no place telling them these things. Not to mention, she has no proof. She is simply doing what every asshole does and ASSUMING, then telling people her assumptions and making it seem like it's the truth. Maybe he's just not been doing very well or is stressed out… regardless of what it is, how is it any of our business? It's not. It doesn't matter if he's been in movies and is famous. People are still human beings and deserve to be treated with some decency.

  34. Фца Сѳцяѳп

    Maybe you should all stop spreading rumors about people you don't know, and his crappy stepmother should mind her own business and stop spreading rumors as well. Even if he was either of those things, it's not the publics business and she has no place telling them these things. Not to mention, she has no proof. She is simply doing what every asshole does and ASSUMING, then telling people her assumptions and making it seem like it's the truth. Maybe he's just not been doing very well or is stressed out… regardless of what it is, how is it any of our business? It's not. It doesn't matter if he's been in movies and is famous. People are still human beings and deserve to be treated with some decency.

  35. Фца Сѳцяѳп

    and also… people who aren't doctors can't say when someone is going to die from heroin. That's fucking ignorant as hell. Friends? They don't sound like friends if they're going around spreading assumptions and rumors based on no real evidence other than he looks kinda crappy. Plenty of people look like they are on drugs when they aren't. Give the guy a damn break.

  36. Chad Hidalgo

    He's just mad that his Michael Jackson hush money checks stopped rolling in! Think about it….Kunis left him, Corey Feldman's hott wife left him just after his death, and Haim killed himself. Must have been some nice checks!

  37. Anonymous

    I think having a first name like "Macaulay" would make me want to numb myself with drugs…..

  38. Anonymous

    Don Johnson, Oh yeah, you were in the room when he was molested by MJ huh? Of course MJ paid off the parents of several families who were maliciously accusing him of something vile, LYING about it because, hey, Jackson was VERY strange having them in his bed/bedroom, BUT that was the only thing that could be confirmed through all court cases/allegations… SO, the parents knew that if they accuse him of MOLESTATION, and get their kids (YES COERCION, some parents are sick, look at the recent woman who smothered her daughter to death) to go along with it, telling them of the FORTUNES they'll get from MJ if they win, and they KNEW THEY'D win with either MJ paying them off in the millions to make them just shut up (with the lies KILLING his reputation) or they'd win a monetary settlement in court, either way, they WIN, BIGGGGG. But you still believe he did all that was said, BY LYING LAWYERS, with no proof, that's right, there was NO PROOF, which is why he was found NOT GUILTY/acquitted. It's people like you who wrongfully sue people that make the system wrong, not the system itself… oh, and the sicko lawyers, like the lawyer for Casey Anthony, and OJ. I suppose you think they DIDN'T do it right? Of course they did, but, because you think MJ did (when he obviously didn't… or at least, there was no proof either way that he did or didn't) I bet you think they didn't do anything wrong. Go back to your hole Don, and stay there.

    Some people just have addictive personalities/behaviors, and he's been known to have one before, why not now, huh Mr. Iknoweverything Don?

  39. Dorcie Lacy

    Whenever we look outside ourself for approval or unapproval we are living in dangerously unhealthy territory. The entertainment industry and politics are both built on approval of others. Without a healthy inner core and self-esteem we are living like a "YoYo on a string".

  40. Dorcie Lacy

    Whenever we look outside ourself for approval or unapproval we are living in dangerously unhealthy territory. The entertainment industry and politics are both built on approval of others. Without a healthy inner core and self-esteem we are living like a "YoYo on a string".

  41. Anonymous

    Arlene Esteireiro you are a complete fking idiot. you didnt read the article otherwise you would have realized the OP was asking about his father and stepmothers benefits that she CLEARLY mentioned living off of in the article. Jeffrey was correct, you are doing nothing but spamming others comments. thats how you became top commenter. log off and open a book for christ sake.

  42. Arlene Esteireiro

    yes i understand what your saying,but i still dont like ppl putting down others who have problems…ppl who do drugs are not bad ppl they dont hurt anyone but themselves.its sad how many young ppl are dying because of this…i apologize

  43. Arlene Esteireiro

    did you know macauly went to mj funeral…..yes….aswewes haha ha lol you made me laugh..yes i agree with you..ppl love talking bad about others.we need to love one another and help each other..god bless

  44. Laurie Ann Murphy

    she didn t say he would get aids from being gay. She simply correctly stated being gay puts him at higher risk, as is true of gay people.

  45. Laurie Ann Murphy

    Arlene Esteireiro so sorry to hear about your brothers. Hope you find peace and closure.
    Mary Ann Faithful
    sorry to hear of your sorrow. prayers for both you and Arlene.

  46. Laurie Ann Murphy

    I have to say that addicts' behaviors affects the whole family dynamic. An addict isn t just hurting himself, he/she is basically slowly killing the spirits of those who love them. You want to help, but you can t enable, so you re left to stand by and watch your loved one slowly die….tough love can work but the addict has to want to get help and be sober, which in the very best of circumstances is still very difficult.

  47. Stel Mondo

    The picture does look girly. Most of these hollywood people are either gay or dopers. They don't appretiate life or hurting their family.

  48. Arlene Esteireiro

    i agree because 3 of my young brothers died from aids and 1 had pancreatitis…i know what ur saying but they were beautiful ppl in my life that i miss…..i dont like ppl speaking bad of someone who is hurting such as macauly…send him some love

  49. Anonymous

    Honestly, I don't think Celebrity Rehab is the answer to this young man's problem. Haven't you observed that several celebrities have passed away after their participation in that program, not to mention that facilities has been under investigation by The California Department of Public Health after the death of 3 patients and one sexual assault in that place within a 5 month period. You are all very right, he definitely needs help. It would be great if his family would stop making excuses and come together to stage an intervention for Culkin. It breaks my heart to see him in this condition that I know has nothing to do with Michael Jackson.

    There is a long history of Hollywood child stars dying early due to drugs and alcohol. Don't you think that it may have something to do with the Industry itself. When these kids are no longer able to produce the level of income for the Big Wigs, then they are just cast aside and later ends up dead in a bathtub of water due to an overdose of prescription drugs. Open your eyes and see the truth of what's happening right before our eyes. At least Michael Jackson tried to warn us before he passed away under mysterious circumstances. We should pray for him to get the help he needs in order to live a more healthier life.

  50. Jmark Ma

    you do drugs to deal with emotional pain. His family was in the tabloids often when he was a kid with domestic violence and then the trial to keep his parents from touching his money.

    A really messed up family and sad to see someone deteriorate.

  51. Matthew Martin

    poor child actors.especially when they aren't CUTE anymore and loose there acting ability and demand.heroin is going to take hime just like that girl from different strokes. HOW SAD.

  52. Steve Matlock

    He reminds me of and even looks like a friend of mine years ago.His mental and physical health returned robustly once he got over what others whould say or think about him.It took coming out as being a gay man and living his life without regret or apologies to anyone for being who he is.

  53. Nelline Barrow

    Poeple, people, people… If Mila Kunis dumped you for Ashton"I boffed a MILF" Kutcher, you'd be scarfing down crazy stuff, too.

  54. Nelline Barrow

    He'll be okay. Give him a year. It takes a year to get over heartbreak.

  55. Carol Drewry

    Will MJ be left alone even in his grave…. BLAME the film industry which held out to Maccaulay, the film about gay men which is where i believe those pics are from…if this did affect him. But with the blame for this one and that …how about blame to those who put the weight on these actors for erroneous depictions of who they THINK they actually are ans ARE NOT….ENTERTAINMENT? Who needs it!!!! BECAUSE LOOK WHAT YOU ACTUALLY PUT THEM THROUGH! AND NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION TO THIS EXTREME LIFE ALTERING HURT THAT HAS BEEN PUT UPON THEM….all because he , as a kid, was brought into the entertainment feild that most people actually enjoyed….HE ENDED UP ACTUALLY 'HOME ALONE'!

  56. Denise LAura Howland

    Did it ever occur to anyone that perhaps he has gotten worse due to his sister being killed. Molestation by MJ was never proven so lets not even go there. But we can all agree that he is in desperate need of help. Where's is his mother during this entire time? He looks like a person in need of saving, and the way he looks he definently looks like death is on his doorstep. I truly hope he can pull out of the rut he is in.

  57. Anonymous

    ITs drugs.. doesn't mean he will die… The reason he's on drugs, I doesn't want to quit.. The answer is getting honest with ones self…

    Hes going to have to open up to someone.

  58. June Nelson

    do you think you have any brains? where do you come from accusing Michael This is a grown man, you thing if he was molested he would not talk, fuck off you haters. Michael did not molest anyone.

  59. June Nelson

    Mary Faithful Ann I do not know you but sympathize totally with you. It is so hard to help these people if they are not ready to be helped off the substance.I also agree that the pusher should be severely punished or charged as murderers.

  60. Christina Mcdermott

    Arlene Esteireiro He Ran And Then He PAID THEM OFF..This Shows Guilt. I'm Glad The Child Molester Is DEAD.

  61. Christina Mcdermott

    Arlene Esteireiro Because he wanted to wave bye bye to the sicko

  62. Arlene Esteireiro

    did u ever think that he gave money to them so it wouldnt go any furtur and he did not want his reputation ruined….he was found not guilty…you know that documentary he did on tv started all that,why if he was a molester would he say on national tv that children slept in his bedrm…if he was guilty he would never say that

  63. Brittany Casey

    Yep, it's gotta be MJ molesting him. Couldn't be the fact that he had to take his own parents to court to keep them from spending all his money. Or the fact that he never had a normal childhood, or the fact that he still doesn't have a normal life.

  64. Tom Bailey

    But they are getting them from their doctors so it must be safe. Their doctors would never give them more than they need would they?

  65. Tom Bailey

    But they are getting them from their doctors so it must be safe. Their doctors would never give them more than they need would they?

  66. Christine Mathies

    Doctors are only keeping drug addicts addicted to drugs by giving the other drugs. I know firsthand because my 30 year old son is an addict and he gets all kinds of money and drugs from the government for being a drug addict. The each morning he goes to the methadone clinic. Government needs their slaves and useful idiots to keep their jobs- and everyone knows a drug addict has diminished brain power, turning smart people into idiots.

  67. Christine Mathies

    While I tend to agree with you, Don. I have a son who was never abused. But his father abused me and I divorced him. Then his father walked out of his children's lives. (He then killed himself in 2001- drugs.) My son was 10 when that happened and he got into drugs 2 years later and everything I have ever tried did not work, so all I can do is love him and pray he will find a way out. He lives 40 miles from me and I see him only once a year or so since he was 15. My ex did not have a drug habit while we were married but got into them with his second wife. I have three other children who are not addicts and are all adults and live full lives, so some people have the genetic disposition to try to escape through drugs/alcohol. Very sad.

  68. Katy Fox

    Kip is SENSITIVE? Reallty? M. Culkin has said in the past he didn't even have a bed to sleep in as a child. With all the money he made as a child, his parents didn't get him a bed. He has said his father was mean and would get into rages. And the stepmother says they live on benefits? No jobs? No young kids to support them?

  69. Adrianne Moore

    You apparently don't know much about addiction. Celebrity Rehab is not to blame for these addicts overdosing but rather the drug and addiction is. Out of ten people treated for addiction, one person will recover, those are the shocking statistics and it will not change no matter where you are treated. There are two common outcomes for people suffering from addiction, they are jail and death; that is all. Unfortunately, jail usually comes before they die by overdosing. If you went to any other rehab center, there would be the same amount of deaths that you have seen at Celebrity Rehab, sorry, but that is the ugly truth of addiction. I agree that the industry is corrupt, anything with that much money always is; however, we see the industry being corrupt and actors/actresses struggling because it is on television but yet, this is not uncommon in everyday life, we just focus on it because we feel like we know these people. I see people in the industry that do not do drugs and fall with the wrong crowd, but yet, we blame the industry? Corruption is everywhere, it is whether or not we can stand against corruption and turn our heads away from it rather than embracing it. I never blame people for their addiction but rather the addiction itself; I never blame others for making them addicts, but again, the addiction itself. Many people have faced difficulties and do not fall into drugs/alcohol as a way to self medicate, it is because those that do self medicate suffer from a disease and it is that disease that must be treated.

  70. Shane Weeks

    I agreecompletely. As much as he hated his parents, he seemed to love his siblings and thus I think Dakota dying may have been the start. But I also think Mila Kunis dumping him was pretty rough, as well everything else just coming together and causing him to collapse. It's really sad. But at least Mila cares abut him enough to call him on her tropical vacation with Ashton to suggest rehab.

  71. Christine Chiovare-Sawtell

    Losers are drug addicts…Simple as that..If parents are that stupid to not help him..The whole family deserves whatever happens…I do hope he pulls his head out of his butt soon before he dies…LOSER.

  72. Tobesograteful Love

    So much for the belief that money can buy happiness. The tragedy of child stars is that when their looks are no longer cute they have a difficult time changing the way they see themselves, all of a sudden they look at themselves as failures when they see that they are not in control of their fame. They must find something else that they want to do with their lives that doesn't involve having attention–NOT EASY! May GOD Bless this poor young man.

  73. Donna Lockwood McCool

    Mccauley if u see this by any chance.Clean yourself up and get back to acting.U are at an age the Tv loves the most.So get up off your duff and get back in the game.

  74. Elizabeth Guadagno

    LEAVE THIS GUY ALONE ALREADY! THE RAG MAGS SUCKS WHEN THEY DOWN CELEBS!

  75. Wyndell Willis

    Don John you would believe God was in a bar getting hammered if the media wrote about it. You talk about facts but you have none. Stop being a tool media influence!

  76. Maria Wats Funk

    Why are these young brilliant people are destroying themselves with this drugs, drugs drugs, they have so much a head of them is it their only answer to any little problem they may have it is unbelievable, what they have some people only dream of it and yet they take this drugs and either kill themselves or turn themselves into some kind of useless being, its a burden of shame, I hope he gets some help before he heard the cry too LATE.

  77. Sharay Harrison

    Cant everyone see the kid is hurting ……get him some help even if he doesn't want any. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP HIM??????? I will feel very sad if anything bad happened to that kid …I grew up watching him.

  78. Lisa Mills

    Arlene, please get a life. Why are you defending this guy so much? Go do something productive with your positivity.

  79. Marje Gill

    A child star needs strong , loving parents. No matter what , the parents need to be the force behind them. He seems not to have had that. It is all sad and I hope he can pull himself together and get well.

  80. Nancy Rutledge

    Why does anyone blame the problem on Michael Jackson when he is deceased and can't speak for himself? Can't you be decent enough to remember that he left 3 children behind? There have been NUMEROUS child stars talking about the problems of being a "child star". There is a great deal of pressure for an adult to handle. Can you imagine how much more it is for a child to handle? By the way, the boy that filed suit against Michael Jackson, spoke later and said that Michael Jackson did not MOLEST him. When a star has a lot of money, they have to always worry about false charges.

  81. Anonymous

    Adrianne Moore so you want to put this young man and his dirty laundry on national tv just so you can tune in every week for your viewing pleasure… you are sick. if he is gonna get better he needs to do it by himself with professionals and surrounded by family who can help him .

  82. Anonymous

    Heroin is actually not that bad for you. And certainly wouldn't kill anyone is six months! It's when you stop doing, after many years — that's hard on the body. Read some of William S. Burroughs if you're interested in this.

  83. Wezi Sosola

    Oh no, Macauly needs Jesus Christ to set him free, "John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." the thief is the devil who wants to steal all macauly has amassed. May he decide to follow the life giver.

  84. Jn Brown

    Christine Mathies I don't think you want him living under a bridge stealing to buy drugs do you? If he is getting SSDI he can get addiction help when he wants it. I know 2 addicts from Nam who are at least alive to struggle another day. The govt. did not make him an addict. Some unresolved issue he grew up with is typical. Depression is anger turned inward yes? Did he get money before he was an addict? mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmBaklava.

  85. Jn Brown

    Антон Лазаров …' A mans character can be measured by the temptations he resists'…………..anon.

  86. Lona Doba

    You are very naive about the effects of child molestation. Almost all of the children in show business who spent time in the company of MJ have suffered some kind of emotional or substance abuse issues. These were children who were probably already being exploited by adults using them in the TV or movie industries, couple that with being molested by someone like MJ and you have a receipe for disaster. I have no proof but having been a survivor of child sexual abuse my instincts as a result of it are screaming. You can't force people to take that kind of abuse seriously and those who don't want to believe it don't have to. All I know is I feel great compassion for those who have been victimized that way.

  87. Fontanez Jennifer

    Mary Faithful Ann Don't be ridiculous. When it comes to addiction there's just about ALWAYS a proven element of deeper pain. It is practically unheard of that addicts in treatment are focusing only on simple addictive habits they've developed out of nowhere …they're working on deeper stuff. You sound like you're trying to be contrarian

  88. Anonymous

    Christine Mathies you are an idiot ……you are a f'ing idiot…….you must be on drugs to write some thing so f'ing stupid as you have….you need to have your head examined ..I can see why your son is on drugs…..it's because of you

  89. Christine Mathies

    Jn Brown- My son was made a drug addict by doctors trying to help him deal with his father walking out on him. My ex-husband was an abuser; after I divorced him he stopped seeing his children and did not pay child support and then killed himself in 2001. So the docs instead of helping him with counseling gave him drugs and he learned to escape reality at the age of 9. I certainly do not want my son on the street. After he got out of prison for stabbing his roommate he was working but the drugs he was given in prison to keep him calm are drugs often abused- Ritalin, xanax, klonopin, methadone , and such; the doc kept giving him more and higher doses. Once drugs took over his life he became more violent and I believe he saw himself as being like his father. (I never once told him he was like his father.) He then applied for disability after a series of firings because of physical abuses to fellow employees and coming to work intoxicated in one form or another. As I said I do not want him on the street- but when they approved him the government dropped $40,000 in his lap. He spent $9,000 in the first weekend on cocaine alone. We tried to get him to buy a mobile home on a 1/4 acre land, put away some money to pay for taxes and expenses or have someone trustworthy else hold on to it for him to ensure that he always has a home. But by the end of the third week all of it was gone, 90% was spent on drugs for himself and a few choice friends. He ostracized himself from the family many years ago, but we keep in contact over the phone, regular mail, and we see him once a year or so. I blame the government for making it easy for him to be a drug addict and for keeping him one. As far as the love I have for my son- it began when I found out I was expecting and is as strong as ever. Plus he has always loved his mother-love between him and the family was never the issue- his father dumping him was! So vincentmerkel, you have no idea what you are talking about and I feel sorry for you. I hope you never have to see one of your children going through his hell. I hope no one has to see their child in such pain and watch drugs rob them of a happy life. Unfortunately the government really does not give a damn. Throwing money at problems never fixes them. My son is unhappy as a drug addict and the fact that the government is complicit in keeping him that way pisses me off. I do not want to bury my son because of the damn drugs! I do not do drugs or drink. (I am small business owner and college student-3rd year with a very high GPA- I am also disabled with Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. So if I wanted I could sit on my butt and be a government slave and given a small stipend that leaves one with no hope.) I am always here for my children, they and my grandchildren are the most important people in my life. In support groups over the year I have heard many stories that sound very similar to ours. I have 3 other children who are not drug addicts. My oldest son works 2 jobs and is lead singer of a local rock band, and my youngest son works two jobs, my daughter is a stay home wife, she was a nurses aid and med tech-studying to be a nurse, in a old folks home for over a decade until she got burned out from losing so many patients.

  90. Cynthia Jackson

    IMedical studies in psychology have shown that mental health issues can surface between ages 16-24 for males, older for most females. That being said, Mcaculay Culkin was probably never diagnosed as thousands of people and began self-medicating w/alcohol or drugs. Current studies by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) show 88% of people with addictions do in fact, have some form of mental health issue, i.e., depression, Bi-polar mania, ADHD, Autism/Aspergers, schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder. Some have the gene or lack thereof needed for cognitive function and that's simply a malfunction of the brain that can be treated; just as our hearts malfunction only the BRAIN controls all aspects of the human body, breathing, talking, eating, everything. Not all people need have PTSD, stress, traumatic head injury nor history of child abuse but can be PRE-DISPOSED; hereditary or organic brain disease to mental illness. Recently U.S. Veterans Affairs have shown similar evidence in psychological studies, i.e. 80% of those w/addictions suffer some form mental health issue. If doctors, the public, public schools, military would ACCEPT rather than DENY signs of mental illness, the country would be much better off as a whole. We'd live in a safer and healthier environment and more people could live a full quality of life. It's time for U.S. officials, state mental health departments to have ACCEPTANCE of mental illness like they do other human illnesses, therefore more would receive treatment and live a good quality of life. DENIAL kills us all. STIGMA AND DENIAL KILLS, ACCEPTANCE and TREATMENT/INTERVENTION SAVES LIVES, FAMILIES and BRINGS ABOUT HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES in the process.

  91. William Croysdill

    Hmmm he looks like the meth junkie who hangs out on the corner but he also looks like the woman next door who has terminal cancer. im betting its drugs because if its cancer they would know he was visiting a doctor at a hospital.

  92. Marilyn Willett

    HIS PARENTS ALLOWED HIM TO BE DESTROYED BY THE PEDOPHILE ADULT CHICKEN HAWKS IN THE BUSINESS THEY HAD TO KNOW IT WAS HAPPENING.

  93. Chris Davis

    Did anybody see Culkin in Party Monster? Might this photo be from when he was playing the role of drug addict Michael Alig?

  94. Preemie babies

    I have no idea what is going on, but he clearly is too thin, perhaps anorexia? He has been in turmoil since childhood, his family was so dysfunctional that he sought solace in his friendship with MJ, who knows what tthat was, he had to sue his parents, his relationship ended and he appears to be a little lost. Where do you go when you peak at 14? But whatever he is dealing with, this "family concern" appears just another attempt to get attention and perhaps $$ by speaking to the media vultures. I am sure he has a support system that is looking after him, so we should just back off and let him figure his stuff out on his own.

  95. Crystal Dawn Howlett

    the whole entertainment industry is run by pedophiles…

  96. Ryan Dawson

    Only God knows, no one can judge him. He is a true inspiration to me my parents were both addicted to Chrystal meth and neglected me an could not take care of me through my childhood I watched as many of his movies as I could to keep a smile on my face . My dad is now in prison and I'm 14 now back with my mother who is straight. Maybe he has a lot of his mind and even if he is on drugs that's his choice no one should judge him. I love you Macaulay!!!! <3

  97. William Croysdill

    hey I was molested and I suffer depression I came from a broken home and I am not a drug addict. stop making excuses for him.

  98. Jason Bales

    I think that ideal is misread sometimes. Obviously we know people can't just stop using drugs. There is a procees and we are aware of it. BUT, the person CAN realize the damage to themself they are doing and get the help they need at any time. They just need to be willing to open their eyes and deal with whatever they have been using drugs to escape from.

  99. Caroline Mcclain

    She is just saying that in any rehab, a drug addict will die just the same way as on Celebirty rehab. It is the drug that can kill, not being on television. There have been many addicts gone rehab and relapsed and died from DRUG OVERDOSE. And they did not go on television. Get a reality check oc_twist14. You keep on Adrianne Moore, you spoke the truth.

  100. Buce McLaughlin

    I remember when his parents were mucking up his career a few years back and after a while of that, no one wanted to hire him.
    Lindsey Lohan to follow his path soon…

  101. Connie Neagle

    I think Chrissy Mahies is very much right. The gov't agencies have good intentions. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I have met several who would fit this description in my work. Vincentmerkel, are you working in a gov't based mental facility? You are as convinced as they always are that they know how to solve this problem.

  102. Anita Minan

    the reason celebrities are more prone to drug addiction that others is because the constant, overwhelming attention is addicting. Once the child stars "outgrow" their roles, they go through withdrawal, which they usually attribute to a flagging career or adolescent depression. Then when they first try drugs, they love it so much more than the average person – because their addiction circuits have already been strengthened. It is truly sad when we allow children to get addicted to things, before they can even begin to understand it.

  103. Michele Perry

    Definitely doesn't look good for him. I hope he gets whatever help he needs…before it's too late.

  104. Connie Neagle

    June Nelson , hater is another overused word these days, much like racist. You disagree with someone, they must be a hater or racist.

  105. Dwayne-Ramon Hamlett

    Thanks for saying what i was going to say Arlene,dumb shit is said ALL the time,and people like to blame other PEOPLE rather than themselves or whoever is TRULY responsible..Nothing from the tabloids is to be believed..And if that were truly the case,Macauly is grown enough to bring it up himself..That's why he denied THESE rumors,cuz that's what they are,rumors to get attention,and sell papers..

  106. Jim Taylor

    If the "kids" had the parents blocked at a very early age, as you put it, could it be that the kids were very young, and were led astray, by someone else? Really, what would, or could, a child know about handling money? How could a parent POSSIBLY steal from a child? What does tha parent REALLY owe a child, BESIDES raising them properly? See, this is what happens, when all that matters is that dollar! Money can not buy happiness!

  107. Randy Haha Fabian

    If he doesn't get help soon, he will certainly end up dead. I'm 20 years clean & sober. I know a heroin addict when I see one. He's a heroin addict. There is no other explaination.

  108. Bengt Thorstensson

    Many are the reasons what happens to a persons life. But only one can fill the emptiness of a persons soul, it's Jesus Christ. Hollywood is good in exalting people, but never be there when they fell down. God is good to lift up people when they have hit the bottom, and He won't allow anyone to fall down if they let Him lead them. Psalm 23

  109. Bengt Thorstensson

    Many are the reasons what happens to a persons life. But only one can fill the emptiness of a persons soul, it's Jesus Christ. Hollywood is good in exalting people, but never be there when they fell down. God is good to lift up people when they have hit the bottom, and He won't allow anyone to fall down if they let Him lead them. Psalm 23

  110. Al Zee

    He needs counseling since he was molested by Michael Jackson. Hollywood is dead it is now full of delusional drug addicted no talent deadbeats who will say or do anything the far left media tells them. The prisoners in those Lockdown shows on MSNBC have way more talent than Michael Moore, Matt Gayman, and on and on.

  111. Chris Perram

    Apparently another victim of the Hollywood sausage machine. Get em in make a buck and get em out. To hell with the psychological, physical effect the sausage machine has on the kid. Oh wait, there's Celebrity Rehab – we'll still make a bundle off this poor soul! You sick sick people.

  112. Corey Skylec Garland

    hey look a classic bitch sticking up for MJ. Fuck you, Mj was a sick individual. His music was great, and it influenced and changed many things in a positive way, sure. But honestly that dude had some problems, and there are many scenarios where its been brought up that MJ molested him, and everytime the subject is just avoided rather then answered.

  113. Anonymous

    what you have there is a heroin addict. Lock stock and barrel..get him to rehab.

  114. Phyllis Jackson Dickerson

    God please bless him and soothe his troubled soul.