A new report out recycles old rumors that Macaulay Culkin is a drug and alcohol addict. The 35-year-old actor just interviewed with Vulture and told them he’s essentially retired from acting.
Radaronline claims that a source says the former “Home Alone” star is heavily dependent on alcohol and methadone.
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In 2012, reports circulated that Culkin was a reclusive drug addict who nearly died as result of taking heroin and the painkiller, oxycodone. According to the latest report, Radar reveals that the actor is using methadone as a substitute heroin “fix.”
It should be noted that reps for Macaulay Culkin have emphatically denied any drug use by the former child star.
“When Mac wants or needs to get sober, he goes for the occasional fix of methadone at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital in New York City,” the insider tells Radar. “As far as I’m aware, he has yet to enroll in a full-time program meant for long-term sobriety. Unfortunately, using methadone randomly and not in a controlled environment has its own inherent risks, in that it can also be addictive if abused.”
Another source says Culkin is a “regular” customer at Warehouse Wines Spirits that is “located on the same block as his apartment.” The source continues that Culkin “likes a variety of booze, and goes in there at least twice a month to buy alcohol by the case.”
The source claims that Culkin suffers from paranoia and hide out in his NYC apartment most of the time.
In an interview with Vulture, Macaulay expressed his discomfort with being identified in public.
“I’ll take walks at two or four in the morning, because there’s nobody out on the streets and it’s easy for me to go unnoticed,” he recently told the website.
Culkin loves to visit Paris whenever he can because his presence is no big deal to anyone. He says in France there is a sense of anonymity for him there.
Stories ran crazy with rumors in 2012 that Macaulay had his own private “drug den” where he was reduced to living a hermit lifestyle and partying only with close friends.
Macaulay Culkin is a private individual … and sometimes reports like these follow. Don’t be surprised if the star’s publicist will fire back at these new rumors as well.