Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers Enters Rehab for Alcohol Abuse

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.