Jonathan Rhys-Meyers admits to 'minor relapse'

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has broken his silence after he was recently spotted looking extremely disheveled and drinking vodka straight from the bottle on the streets of London in broad daylight.

The “Tudors” star, 37, who checked into rehab three times between 2005 and 2009, issued a public apology to fans via fiancée Mara Lane’s Instagram account on Tuesday.

Captioned alongside a smiling photo of his bride-to-be, Meyers writes, “Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time. I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don’t think too badly of me.”

The “Dracula” actor addressed his slovenly appearance saying, “I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my disheveled appearance as I was on my way home from a friends and had not changed.”

Meyers squelched rumors that he missed the Cannes premiere of his latest film  because of his behavior: “I stopped drinking immediately and it is no reflection on ‘Damascus Cover’ as I was not meant to attend Cannes this year and I apologize to fans and colleagues. I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery, otherwise I’m living a healthy life.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.

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