Macaulay Culkin has spoken out on the rumors of drug addiction that have surrounded him for years and denied he was "pounding $6 thousand of heroin a month."

In an interview with The Guardian, the Home Alone star reflected on the drug rumors that began after photos surfaced in 2012 showing him looking quite gaunt.

While he had previously been arrested for possession of marijuana, Xanax and clonazepam, Culkin told the publication the public was “not necessarily” right to worry about him.

“No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever,” he said. “The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you’re trying to shift papers.”

The former child star also opened up about how the paparazzi have affected his love life, saying he’s a target because he doesn’t “whore” himself out.

“I was thinking about this the other day — I’d crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi,” he said. “Then people with camera phones get involved. I don’t think I’m worthy of that.

“It’s been like that my whole adult life. You take on a prey-like attitude, always scanning the horizon. It’s strange on dates, as it looks like you’re not paying attention.”

This article originally appeared on News.com.au.