Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who plays King Henry VIII in Showtime Network Inc.'s miniseries "The Tudors," has entered rehab for alcohol abuse.

"After a nonstop succession of filming, Jonathan Rhys Meyers has entered an alcohol treatment program," his publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan, said Wednesday in a statement to The Associated Press. "He felt a break was needed to maintain his recovery. Jonathan plans to resume his schedule following completion."

No further details were provided.

Screen credits for the 29-year-old Irish-born actor include "Bend It Like Beckham," "Match Point" and the upcoming "August Rush," opposite Robin Williams and Terrence Howard.