Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss, left in 2015 a photograph, which was announced on Facebook Tuesday that he checked himself into rehab after he was arrested, right on the photo, for public drunkenness earlier this month.
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Shaun Weiss is getting the help he needs.
The “Mighty Ducks” star took to Facebook to reveal that he checked himself into rehab, and it is clear that he maintained his sense of humor. The news comes two weeks after Weiss was arrested for public drunkenness in Oroville, California.
“At this time, in an attempt to break free from self-destructive patterns of behaviour and drug use that landed me at rock bottom, (really… BELOW rock bottom. Even the bottom of the pit is just like ‘holy s–t, how do you want down there?’),” Weiss wrote. “I have checked with a well-regarded, long-term rehabilitation center. I’ve surrendered to the reality that without immediate treatment, my life is in danger.”
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“My spirit was, until recently, the exhausted, weak and shrouded in darkness, has been renewed by the overwhelming burst of love and support from fans of my previous work as an actor. Reach me not only online, but in person,” he continued. “Everywhere I go, morning, noon, and night, people who I’ve never met before approach me with a big smile and hugs, invigorating encouragement, even food. And not junk, the good things, grandma’s stuffed peppa’s.”
The actor also thanked the fans for their stories about how his work as an actor has had an impact on their lives. “Please believe how medicated these personal exchanges are for me. Even if you think I’m the knuckle-puck guy or the fat kid from “Hook,” he said. “In the midst of my most challenging times, your support gives me the strength that I need to start the long road to recovery.”
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“Boys, you ARE the wind beneath my wings,” he hilarious sequel. “(OMG… you went there. A flying V/ Duck reference AT the TOP of a throw back to the classic Bette Midler?… you promised that you would be sober when you wrote this…)”
“Finally, I AM planning to restore. I am determined to return to my old self. My mind is on health and well-being,” Weiss said.
Weiss’ recent arrest was not his first brush with the law. In 2017, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he was arrested on methamphetamine charges in Burbank, California.
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That incident followed quickly on the heels of Weiss get released from prison after stealing $151 worth of goods from an electronics shop in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to 150 days, but was quickly released due to overcrowding.
A source told ET earlier this month, meanwhile, that until his August arrest, he was “very good.” According to the source, Weiss “a stay with his sister near Sacramento. He was eager to do comedy shows. He was motivated to earn money and to work.”