The Tudors star checked into the Capio Nightingale Hospital, a rehab facility in London, last month for what is believed to be a fourth attempt at kicking his alcohol addiction. However, the attempt was short lived, the actor having lasted no more than ten days in the facility and claiming leave due to “work commitments,” reports Perez Hilton.
The last time the actor sought help was back in May 2010, after kicking back a few drinks in the VIP lounge of the JFK Airport in New York and being refused on board the plane because he was “too drunk to fly,” according to the Daily Mail. The actor was so angered that it sent him on a “foul-mouthed tirade,” angering girlfriend Reena Hammer to an extent that she gave him the ultimatum, “Check into rehab or I’m dumping you.” Smart lady! And it seems that Rhys Meyers agrees, since he seems to have “remembered” her…advice.
It seems that drunken airport stunts are what the Irish actor does best; back in June 2009, the Rhys Meyers was detained at the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris for allegedly assaulting bar staff while under the influence, as well as being arrested in November 2007 at Dublin Airport for “bring drunk and in breach of the peace.”
His U.S. publicist recently confirmed his return to rehab, saying, ‘After a non-stop succession of filming, Jonathan Rhys Meyers has entered an alcohol-treatment program. He felt a break was needed to maintain his recovery.”
We really hope Jonathan is able to get his act together and take the wonderful advice of his girlfriend, and gives rehab a good enough chance to actually help him!