Actor Verne Troyer, known for his role as Mini-Me in Austin Powers, has checked into rehab for alcohol addiction. The 48-year-old actor has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse several times during his career.
“I’ve been hearing from some concerned fans, so I’d like to address a very personal situation. As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day. I’ve been receiving treatment for the last week and I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later this week to continue to get the help that I need. I want to thank everyone that’s reached out with their messages of support, it truly means the world to me. With your support, I got this,” he posted on Facebook.
The actor checked into the hospital to deal with his alcoholism before, announcing plans to go to rehab. TMZ reports that the actor was in the San Fernando Valley Hospital for two weeks, but only started receiving treatment during the last week.
The actor almost died in 2002 from his addiction.
The long-time actor has been in show business for over 20 years, with his big break coming in the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Fans from across the world lent the actor support and thanked him for being open about his addiction. The actor most recently starred in Trailer Park Boys in 2015 as well as Gnome Alone, where he played the role of a gnome.
He has also done voiceover work, lending his voice to Let It Die, a video game where he voiced the character of Jackal X. He also has a role in the announced movie The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane, where he will play the role of Tito the Terrible.