After Zac Efron got into another entirely unbelievable situation by being “beat up by transients” in LA last week (read: a drug deal gone awry), friends were starting to get concerned that he’s on the bad shit again, and probably for good reason. However, apparently they’re all afraid to bring this up to him because anyone who does question his sobriety is immediately iced out of his life.
TMZ has learned the actor’s friends are scared to broach the subject of Zac’s sobriety … because not only will they be ignored — but they say anyone who makes an attempt is cut from Efron’s life.
We’re told Zac refuses to believe he’s on a destructive path … and one of his friends tells us they think he could become the next Cory Monteith if he doesn’t get help.
Oh yeah, I forgot he never actually went to rehab last year – he went to “a friend’s house” for “private therapy”. Okay, bro – time to get your coke habit under control. You’d think having to get your jaw wired shut would have been an impetus towards hitting rock bottom and getting your life together, but I guess not…
March 31, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Zac Efron pitched some bullshit story to police yesterday after he and his “bodyguard” were beaten up by “transients” while waiting for a tow truck in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles overnight on Wednesday. The story sounded like absolute rubbish from start to finish – especially after the “slipped on a puddle and broke my jaw” nonsense last year, and turns out, his friends are on the same page as us and are pretty sure he’s doing drugs again. Uh, duh! Ya think?
Cops are skeptical, and it’s echoed by Zac’s friends. As one friend put it, “Zac’s a loner. He goes out rarely and the idea of him driving for miles to go to some sushi restaurant in downtown L.A. after midnight is preposterous.”
Several of Zac’s friends tell us the so-called bodyguard is not a bodyguard at all. We’ve confirmed he’s a convicted drug dealer who has been spending a lot of time with Zac recently … despite warnings from friends.
There were a number of reports Zac went to rehab twice last year to kick his cocaine habit. But sources now tell us … Zac NEVER went to rehab. Both times he went to a friend’s house outside California and received private therapy — but that’s it.
Zac has lost friends in the last few months because they became frustrated that he was slipping off the rails again.
By the way … on Thursday we reported what the “bodyguard” told us … that he was viciously stabbed in the face, chest and stomach by transients. Law enforcement sources tell us … when they arrived at the scene the only one bleeding was Zac. The “bodyguard” was just sitting there texting away.
Right, so it’s complete bullshit, just like we thought. No surprises there.
March 28, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
This is the most bizarre story, and something tells me there’s white powder in the air on this one, because otherwise it just doesn’t make sense. Zac Efron and a dude he later identified to police as his bodyguard were attacked in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles by a group of “transients” who apparently thought Zac threw a bottle at them while they were waiting in their car for a tow truck. With me so far?
We’re told cops were on patrol under the Harbor Freeway when they saw Zac and a man he identified as his bodyguard. Cops saw Zac and the other guy in a full-blown melee with at least 3 other people.
After breaking up the fight, cops questioned Zac. He told them they had run out of gas and were sitting in the car. Zac said while waiting for a tow truck they threw a bottle out the window — he never said what was in the bottle — and it smashed on the pavement near a group of transients.
Zac said the transients confronted him and the bodyguard because they believed the pair hurled the bottle at them. Zac says 2 of the transients attacked the bodyguard and when Zac got out of the car to help, he got cold cocked in the mouth. Zac said, “It was the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life.”
Don’t forget Zac “slipped on a puddle” a few months back and broke his jaw, and most people knew that it was probably an injury resulting in some coke-fueled binge. Sure, he’s apparently been sober for ages, but why do I feel like this whole “attack” by transients thing has something to do with a drug deal gone awry? Sure, maybe it is as he says, but it all seems rather weird, don’t you think?
March 27, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Let’s take a look at what celebs were wearing this week and dub a “winner” for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
January 31, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Zac Efron has had a tough go of things lately. He had to have his jaw wired shut after “slipping on a puddle” (read: coke binge) and even checked into rehab to deal with some personal issues. However, he’s now six months sober, apparently, and is doing really well as he promotes his new movie, That Awkward Moment, which people won’t fucking shut up about lately, it seems.
Appearing on the Today show to promote the film, Zac told everyone just how well he’s doing:
“I’m in the best place that I’ve ever been. I’ve never been this happy before.”
Well, what can anyone really say to that besides, y’know… good for him. I don’t know too much about his life and career as I’ve never been a fan, but it’s good to see someone spring back from a difficult time and do well for themselves. I don’t think anyone would argue with that.
January 22, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
So, Zac Efron turned up at an LA Lakers game earlier this month sporting a blue chip around his wrist. What does that mean? you may ask. Well, I’ll tell you – it’s a sobriety chip from Alcoholics Anonymous, and it indicates that he’s been off the booze for six months. I don’t know anything about AA or how they verify these things, but I find it slightly hard to believe. Well, maybe not – after all, AA doesn’t cover narcotics, and narcotics were definitely behind the Great Jaw Breaking of 2013.
In all seriousness, hopefully he’s getting his life back on track. He’s got a new movie, That Awkward Moment, coming out at the end of next month, and while it looks incredibly bad, I’m sure there’s a market for it and hopefully it does a little to get him back into the swing of working and not into the swing of getting fucked up all the time.
What do you think?