Do you remember that picture of Macaulay Culkin? It was taken back in February, and it freaked everyone out. Obviously, right? He looked really unhealthy, and his tiny fingers clutching the huge can of Red Bull didn’t help to ease anyone’s worry.
But was Macaulay looking so thin and sickly because of a secret heroin addiction? According to Radar, absolutely:
The 31-year-old actor has allegedly been seen by several eyewitnesses using a deadly mix of potent prescription drugs and unless he gets help, they say his secret addiction will kill him!
According to a blockbuster new report in the National Enquirer, the Home Alone star regularly shoots up heroin and the powerful prescription painkiller oxycodone and nearly overdosed once.
Macaulay’s legal team strenuously denied the claims that the actor nearly overdosed and bought thousands of dollars of prescription drugs.
According to the Enquirer, Culkin spends up to $6,000 a month on other dangerous painkillers, and has turned his Manhattan apartment into his own private drug den where he gets high during hours alone or with his close circle of whacked-out pals.
The once golden boy’s drug use intensified about 18 months ago, say the insiders, when he fell into a downward spiral over his dead-end career and a shattered romance with Hollywood hottie Mila Kunis, who’s now dating Ashton Kutcher.
“Macaulay Culkin is hooked on drugs and it’s killing him!” said a source close to the star told the Enquirer. “He’s been hooked for a year and a half, and his drug of choice is either heroin or oxycodone. Mac is surrounding himself with junkies and lowlifes. It’s a real tragedy.”
Another close friend claims to have witnessed Culkin’s increasing drug use and said his friends are afraid for his life.
“Macaulay Culkin is surely dying. He’s addicted to heroin, oxycodone, Percocet and Vicodin. I have witnessed his drug taking, which has escalated over the past year and a half to the point where he needs serious help. His closest friends fear that he’ll overdose or his heart will explode. If he doesn’t get help and enter rehab now, he could be dead in six months.”
The friend told the National Enquirer that they hoped he would get help before something tragic happens. “It should have been a wake-up call, but it didn’t seem to have any effect on him. Mac is still partying hard. I pray that he finds the courage and strength to clean up before it’s too late.”
On one hand, this story originated in the National Enquirer, which, of course, prints a whole lot of nonsense. But on the other hand, the Enquirer does manage to get some things right, and just look at this guy. I’m not saying that I 100% believe that Macaulay Culkin is all into heroin and painkillers, but it would explain his look. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen who have just wasted away from drugs, but I can tell you that they look a whole lot like Macaulay here.
Let’s just hope that Macauley gets better soon, all right?