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Shocking news today as it is being widely reported that Zac Efron completed a stint in rehab for cocaine addiction. The 25-year-old actor reportedly spent some time in a rehabilitation facility earlier this year and up until now it was thought that he was struggling with alcohol dependency.
However, American website TMZ has revealed that Zac may have been suffering from a pretty serious substance abuse problem. They have suggested that as well as struggling with cocaine Zac had also been taking MDMA or ‘Molly’ as it is known in America – a pure form of ecstasy.
Reports say that Zac’s problems came to light when he was filming Neighbours with Seth Rogan back in April, he was allegedly a no show on several occasions and sources have told TMZ that his cocaine problem was widely known among his colleagues. It is thought that this was when Zac made the decision to go to rehab in a bid to fight his demons.
Whilst the actor’s reps are yet to comment directly on the allegations they told US website Perez Hilton, ‘Don't think we'll be making a comment.’ Zac said recently at the Toronto Film Festival, ‘I'm good, real good.' Further reports suggest that Zac has indeed put his struggles behind him and is living a happy and healthy life.
This news will come as surprise to many given Zac’s clean cut image. He is possibly best known for his role in Disney’s High School Musical films in which he starred alongside his then girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens. Zac is not the first Disney star to enter rehab though, these stars have also checked themselves in...
Britney's head-shaving meltdown in 2007 is undoubtably one of the most famous Disney breakdowns of all time. Follwing the incident Britney checked into a drug rehabilitation centre having been hospitalised after appearing to be under the influence of illicit substances. Britney has since recovered and after a presenting stint on the US X Factor for a year is working on her 8th album.
2. Demi Lovato
American singer Demi Lovato checked herself into rehab in 2011 for 'physical and emotional' issues. She has since opened up about her use of cocaine. Even now Demi still lives in a sober house with her best friend from rehab.
3. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been in and out of rehab more times than we're sure she would care to remember. She has admitted to alcohol and cocaine problems as well as being dependant on perscription drugs. After completing a 90 day stint in rehab ending in August Lindsay admitted to Oprah, 'I'm my own worst enemy.' It seems she has now turned things around though and has been seen out and about looking happy and healthy.