Shia LeBeouf reportedly enters rehab after alcohol fueled meltdown

Shia LeBeouf

Shia LeBeouf pulled a somewhat shocking move yesterday by reportedly entering rehab. The Mail has exclusive photos of Shia headed into a Los Angeles facility while holding the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Blue Book. It isn’t entirely clear whether Shia has entered into inpatient rehab or if he was simply going in for counseling, but the paps followed him to the facility.

If Shia has decided to spend time in rehab, I’m glad he decided to get help. He’s been acting out for the better part of the past year with the whole “baghead” routine at a film premiere, a creepy art exhibit, a lost Broadway gig, and tons of plagiarized apologies. His recent Cabaret meltdown and arrest was followed by bizarre reports of Shia harassing homeless men and urinating in public. All of the reports said Shia was drinking heavily all day and evening. Here are the newest deets from X17, who broke the rehab story:

After a less-than-perfect weekend which included a seemingly substance-induced blow-up in New York leading to his arrest and subsequent disorderly conduct charge, Shia LaBeouf is finally seeking help.

X17online can report, exclusively, that the troubled actor is getting help at a celebrity-frequented treatment facility in Hollywood.

We followed the actor from his Hollywood Hills home, just an hour ago, to a private facility where other stars have sought treatment — driven by someone believed to be from the rehab facility. When the car arrived at the gated drive to the center, a nurse and security guard were there to great Shia. In fact, earlier in the day when we spotted Shia in his driveway, we noticed his was carrying the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Blue Book.

Our photographer tells us: “Shia was nervous; he didn’t look good all morning. He was looking down and wasn’t even talking to his driver. It looked like he didn’t want to do it, but he knew he had to.”

After arriving back in Los Angeles Sunday night, Shia has stayed out of trouble, hiding in his Hollywood Hills home.

For now, it’s unclear whether Shia checked himself in for in-patient treatment at the facility or if he’ll head home this afternoon following intake and therapy. Stay tuned for updates …

[From X17 Online]

If this story is true (Gossip Cop says Shia isn’t in rehab yet), this is the best news I’ve read about Shia in … forever. What do you think prompted this move? My gut says that Shia didn’t believe he’d hit rock bottom.

I have a hunch that Brad Pitt intervened (as a producer and a friend) and told Shia to pack it up. They’re going to tour for Fury soon, after all. Brad was probably like, “Dude, it’s time. Shower and stop pulling your teeth out. No more red carpet stunts. Get your sh-t together, or you’re off the Fury tour.” I’m not even trying to make light of the situation. I think this really happened, and Brad’s one of the only people who could make Shia listen. Thank goodness.

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  1. Abbott says:

    Totally behind the Brad Pitt theory. Go to a-hole rehab or you’re out for awards season, camper.

  2. Audrey says:

    I really hope this is true

    But paps need to seriously not go near his rehab. Their presence may have helped force him to get help but it’s time to stop. Let him get help in peace.

    Don’t exploit his addiction, paps

  3. Gwen says:

    I hope it’s true he’s going to rehab. He might be a douche but to me it looks like he also has some serious, serious issues he needs help with so good for him if he gets it.

  4. Jaderu says:

    I don’t think it was Brad, but I believe (hopefully) someone close to him has given him a swift kick in the rear and hopefully he realizes it’s gone too far. Whether it’s counseling for anger, drug or alcohol treatment, whatever…good for Shia. Hope it helps.

    Now if this is just PR or another “performance art” thing…Ughhh

  5. Chris says:

    Ugh. The AA Blue book. Out of the fry pan and into the fire. Ah well at least he’s not gonna Shia way from facing up to his problems I guess.

  6. Twofer says:

    First, I hope they do a psyc evaluation. Because I really think.theres some mental illness here and alcohol is the secondary issue. He seems to be self medicating if you ask me. Get better Shia, whatever it is.

    Secondly, Brad has zero moral high ground on the showering tip.

  7. Kiddo says:

    I would think, based on the 24 hours of nonstop f*ckery and the look of dejection on his face after being released from jail, that he might not have required an external intervention. He hit several *’bottoms’ before being hauled off by the police (*you can take that both literally and figuratively).

  8. lisa2 says:

    I doubt Brad has anything to do with this. Maybe David Ayer if anyone involved with the film. I don’t see Brad being the type to dip into other people’s business.

    Maybe someone close to Shia showed him the available video tape of his behavior. Sometimes it is one thing to do something and another to actually see yourself doing it. Puts things in perspective.

  9. Word Girl says:

    Shia is not only under the influence of alcohol, he is also under the influence of a drug called LSD. Rupert Grint said that he saw Shia taking it for a role for a production that they were both in. Grint said that Shia is a method actor, who was playing the role of a drug addict heavily influenced under LSD. He said that Shia was a pretty normal guy before taking it. Grint said that Shia even offered him some, I’m not sure whether Grint’s was supposed to be playing a drug addict too, I forgot, but anyway Rupert said that Shia totally flipped out and started going loopy. Rupert said that he never would try LSD or become a method actor after experiencing that. I’m surprised that that incident didn’t get much coverage.

  10. break says:

    Sometimes I wish I were the sort of person who felt bad for the Shia’s and Lindsay’s of the world, despite their immense privilege, advantages, and total lack of self-awareness or sense of responsibility to… anyone.
    But alas, I am not.

  11. Tiffany says:

    So, he goes to rehab and that is the only topic of discussion on the promotional tour. Pitt, Redford, Spielberg (until Shia pissed him off personally), why are all these power players tolerating this crap. He is not that talented and does not even bring professionalism to the table. Ugh.

  12. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Tom Cruise must be friggen jealous – Shia’s feet appear to be a size 14.

  13. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Also the look on the photographers face in the background is funny.

  14. Jessica says:

    I’ve (unfortunately) known a lot of people in my life who are alcoholics and while their behavior has been at times questionable, it’s never been flat out crazy. I just don’t buy that alcohol is the problem here. Maybe drugs, maybe something psychiatric, or maybe both.

    • kri says:

      I kind of think there might be a possible mental problem here, but I am purely speculating, as I work with people in this area. It really does seem like the escalating and the drinking are huge signs of an addiction making a behavioral issue even worse. We all saw what happened to Amanda Bynes-lots of poeple at first thought she was just being an ass, but she had a real issue. I hope that he gets any and all the help he needs. ANd I hope that allows him to be a better human being.

  15. Fatty Magoo says:

    I’ve been avoiding articles about Shia because the whole thing is just sad to me. He obviously has issues and I don’t think he is just being an a-hole. If you know anything about his family, you know that there is a history of alcohol and drug abuse. I know I’m probably the only person here who is a fan of his. I honestly think he is insanely talented. He could do great things imo. I’m glad he is finally getting help and maybe start getting his life back on track.

  16. Vilodemeanus says:

    He was in rehab for an hour and left. It’s a pretty good sign when you show up to enter rehab and all you brought was your AA book, no clothes, toothbrush, comb or shoes, that you are really planning on staying for a month or more. I think while he’s self medicating with alcohol, that alcohol is not the primary problem. When they started to talk about the mental eval they require he got squirrely and split. Once they give you a diagnosis, then you are sick, and that could effect getting insured and how you are perceived by future employers and the public. Better to think someone is nuts, rather than have it confirmed, even in Hollywood. That’s going to be his real fear. There is no doubt that this guy is mentally ill, with what is anyone’s guess, but he’s using alcohol to help him cope and it’s making the problem worse.