Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer revealed that he is being treated for alcoholism and will be voluntarily checking into rehab later in the week.


The actor admits he made the decision due to concerns from fans, and that he has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past. He wrote a Facebook post to clear the air and inform his fans.

“I’ve been hearing from some concerned fans, so I’d like to address a very personal situation,” he wrote. “As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day. I’ve been receiving treatment for the last week and I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later this week to continue to get the help that I need. I want to thank everyone that’s reached out with their messages of support, it truly means the world to me. With your support, I got this,” he concluded.

Aside from Austin Powers, Troyer has appeared on a number of reality shows, such as Celebrity Big Brother UK in 2009. He was also treated for a seizure in 2015 at a Comic Con event in Texas. “Everything’s ok guys,” he tweeted to his fans at the time. “Thanks for the concern.”

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