Rumours of High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron have been circulating recently and it’s not about which starlet he’s been dating. Tabloid news outlet TMZ claims the movie star did a stint in rehab earlier this year for cocaine addiction.
TMZ’s sources say Efron’s troubles with substance abuse began while filming Neighbours (also starring Seth Rogan) back in April. They claim the 25-year-old was late was often late and “it was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine.” Efron is also being accused of experimenting with MDMA, a pure form of Ecstasy popular around the club and rave scenes.
The recent claims are a far cry from initial reports that said he was in rehab for alcohol abuse. When approached for a comment by TMZ, his reps said, “Don’t think we’ll be making a comment.” As for his current state, a source told E! News that Zac was ”healthy, happy and not drinking. He’s taking time to focus on working,”
If the rumours are true, it would be quite the surprise for fans. The actor is notoriously private and is rarely seen out in public partying, unlike his other young Hollywood cohorts.
Efron made a public appearance at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month in support of his new film, Parkland.