Jonathan Rhys Meyers enters rehab again, no mention of racist slur


Well, who could have predicted this? Oh, right. Everyone. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is checking into rehab yet again, his rep confirms to People Magazine. Sources say that Jonathan will be checking into a London rehab facility for his ongoing alcoholism. There has been no statement, no apology, no confirmation from his rep that A) Jonathan was behaving so horribly while blackout drunk at JFK airport that he is now banned from United flights and B) That part of his drunken hissy fit was dropping the N-word.

The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers will return to London for treatment again for his alcohol addiction, PEOPLE has confirmed.

“He just really wants to get better,” says a source close to the actor. “This has been an ongoing battle for him.”

Rhys Meyers first entered rehab in April 2007. He was arrested that November for public intoxication at the Dublin airport and was detained by police in June 2009 at the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris after allegedly assaulting an airport lounge employee while drunk.

The actor’s rep confirms to PEOPLE that he is again seeking treatment for his addiction, but declined further comment.

[From People]

As best everyone can tell, this will be Jonathan’s fourth time in rehab. We had high hopes the third one would stick, but it didn’t. Radar’s sources at United Airlines are sticking by their story, too, and there are some added details – the flight that Jonathan was kicked off of was New York to Los Angeles, and it was a morning flight – so Jonathan was sh-tfaced at like 9 a.m. or something. Apparently, he was “pounding drinks” in the first class lounge, and when he was trying to board the plane, a United employee stopped him. That’s when Jonathan hurled the N-word at the employee. Angry, crazy douche. Let’s hope this rehab stint works, but still, I’m being realistic. It’s going to take a lot more than some celebrity-friendly London rehab. I mean, I bet there are like five pubs down the street from the rehab!



Jonathan in London on February 21, 2010 & in NYC on May 6, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    What a pathetic waste of hotness. He doesn’t need rehab, he needs a personality transplant.

  2. a says:

    he looks like angelina’s brother…

  3. susanne says:

    He clearly has problems with airports. I think the drinking’s fine.

  4. Bex says:

    Yes,he could have a fear of flying that he tries to get over by drinking. If he also has a problem controlling his alcohol consumption flying could just tip this over.

    Damn but he is pretty though!

  5. canadianchick says:

    Too bad he didn’t apologize for his behaviour-his career will take a hit for this. I used to be a fan.

  6. CiCi says:

    this man is hot. too bad he’s wasting himself on this mess.

  7. Schnauzers!!!! says:

    Oh he is so good looking. It’s sad to see anybody damaging their lives with booze. :( Poor guy, I hope he gets well and stays well.

  8. snowball says:

    Well, I never wish anyone who goes to rehab ill, so here’s hoping the fourth time’s a charm.

    In the post about him getting banned from United, I saw a lot of people saying this was his way of battling fear of flying or even more idiotically, he was doing it because he couldn’t handle that he was gay. Does that really give him a pass? I mean that seriously.

    If he doesn’t have serious alcohol issues even when he’s not in airports, why is he back and forth in rehab?

  9. meme says:

    as i’ve expressed before he’s only hot until he smiles. he’s got this creep factor that weirds me out. i doubt the fourth time will be the charm as far as rehab is concerned. maybe he and hohan should hook up.

  10. ViktoryGin says:

    Really? Is London the best environment for Rehab? No, really. Tell me. I’ve never been. It seems to me, however, that urban environments are not optimal for this kind of thing. Too many temptations.

    In the first pic, he looks crazed or high or drunk or all three.

    I wonder if they rehabilitate foul language.

  11. elong says:

    He had potential. Just when he was making his name known here, and now he’s infamous. Not the best way to a long lived career!

  12. Linda says:

    He’s so buff!!

  13. LindyLou says:

    Good luck to that sexy Irish drunken bastard! Love him!

  14. émerveillement says:

    I am so dispointed in him ! I’ve watched the Tudors and thought he was a descent actor.
    He has the crazy eyes on these pics, exactly like crackheads.
    (Sorry for the mistakes, English is not my mother tongue)

  15. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    It MUST be a way to deal with a fear of flying. He thinks to himself, ‘If I get drunker than eight bitches on a bitch boat before boarding time, I’ll never be permitted to step into the plane. I’m a genius!’

    And if you cheat on your SATs, you won’t have to deal with the possibility of being rejected by your choice fraternity.

    Evolve or step aside, son. Cillian Murphy is breathing down your neck.

  16. GatsbyGal says:

    I think he goes into rehab to get juuuuuuust well enough that he can keep acting for a while. Then when he starts getting worse again, he goes back into rehab.

    It’s a shame, because he’s so handsome and talented (I loved him ever since the Gormenghast miniseries, anyone else seen that?). But if he keeps drinking like this, he’s going to look like poor once-handsome Peter O’Toole when he gets old, if he even lives that long.

  17. Tia C says:

    @ emerveilleme: Your English is fine. I agree about the crazy eyes. What is up with that?

    As others have already said, I doubt some posh London rehab will do the trick. Especially if it’s one he’s been in before. I wonder if he’s tried any rehabs in the US, like Betty Ford? That one’s supposed to be good. Whatever the case, I wish him luck!

  18. lena says:

    rape eyes

  19. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    Maybe he’s afraid of flying, maybe he’s a drunk, or maybe he’s a diva. I’m voting D) All of the above.

    He won’t wear a fat suit to play Henry the 8th. (I wonder if he got that song stuck in his head and it drove him over the edge). Seems to me something’s lost when an actor’s vanity overwrites history.

    Ten bucks says he’s drunk and abusive in 6 months. Who’s in?

  20. Aussie Mama says:

    Breakdown in illuminati programming. This isn’t rehab, this is just the usual reprogramming….