As Hollywood celebrates a surge in the U.S. box office through the hugely successful “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, Us Weekly revealed that actor Josh Brolin has checked into rehab for a reported alcohol abuse problem.
The “Jonah Hex” star entered a rehab facility in North Carolina, according to the Us Weekly insider. “He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety,” the magazine source said.
Earlier this month, Brolin figured in a physical altercation with a client at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, located in Santa Monica, CA. Several witnesses reported that the 45-year-old actor was drunk when the incident happened. The fistfight ensued around 2 in the morning of November 2, just outside the bar. Moments later, the two brawling bar customers reconciled by hugging each other.
On a similar note, Brolin was also found engaged in a verbal argument in a drive-thru outlet of Los Angeles Del Taco with a taxi driver. The loud exchange of words was captured on video for the world to see.
Days after the two incidents — both of which happened on the same weekend — the actor declared that he was “completely done” with alcohol. When asked about his weekend conflicts, he said “absolutely, it won’t be happening again.”