Shia LaBeouf, star of Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is seeking treatment following a string of incidents involving bizarre behavior.
Accused of disturbing a performance of the musical, Cabaret, recently in New York, Shia LaBeouf’s publicist, Melissa Kates, said the actor is seeking treatment for alcoholism according to The Telegraph. According to CNN, the actor will seek treatment for his alcoholism, but not rehab.
Shia LaBeouf, 28, has sought treatment voluntarily after being arraigned last week on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment. Police say that Shia LaBeouf interrupted a musical production of Cabaret at Studio 54 in New York City, using obscene language, and became belligerent when he was asked to leave.
Kates, his publicist, said about the outburst, “He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery.”
Shia LeBeouf, appearing disheveled and disorientated, did not enter a plea to the New York charges, which are all misdemeanors and would result in no jail time if convicted.
This latest event is only a piece of the puzzle in a series of bizarre behaviors from LaBeouf.
In 2005, Shia LaBeouf was arrested by police and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after threatening his neighbor by driving into his car.
In 2007, LaBeouf was asked to leave a Chicago Walgreens. When Shia refused to do so, he was charged with criminal trespass.
In March, 2008 a warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear at a court date in which he was given a ticket for unlawful smoking in Burbank, California. In July, LaBeouf was given a ticket for misdemeanor DUI after being involved in a car crash where Shia was not at fault.
In 2011, Shia LaBeouf reportedly got into a fist fight at the Mad Bull’s Tavern Bar in Sherman Oaks, California. Both LaBeouf and the man he fought were handcuffed and questioned by police. Neither Shia, or the other man, were ultimately charged.
Last year, Labeouf, who also writes screenplays, was accused of plagiarism.
In February of this year, Shia LaBeouf raised eyebrows when he appeared at the Berlin Film Festival for his film, Nymphomaniac. While there he quoted the famous “Seagulls” statement quoted by French Footballer Eric Cantona: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” (See video below)
Later in the evening, Shia LaBeouf showed up on the red carpet wearing a paper bag over his head that read: “I am not famous anymore.”