After Shaun Weiss’ arrest in August left everyone worried about the former child star, the actor was forced to re-evaluate his choices.
His mugshot showed a gaunt, sickly, and unrecognizable man, but Weiss believed this was his “rock bottom” and hoped to come back from it stronger than ever.
In a statement released to his Facebook page after the arrest, Weiss revealed that he realized he was in “danger.”
“At this time, in an effort to break free from the self destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse that have landed me at rock bottom, (to be real… BELOW rock bottom. Even rock bottom is like ‘holy sh!t, how’d you get all the way down there?’) I have checked in to a well regarded, long term rehabilitation center.
I have surrendered to the reality that without immediate treatment my life is in [imminent] danger. My spirit was until recently depleted, weak and shrouded by darkness has been renewed by the overwhelming out-pouring of love and support from fans of my early work as an actor.”
But apparently Weiss’s attempts to live a better life have not gone according to plan. TMZ reports that the actor was actually arrested in November after being caught shoplifting over $200 worth of product from a Rite Aid store in Los Angeles.
The actor had previously been arrested for public intoxication, but he has had other arrests in the past that led to jail time. Weiss now faces a petty theft charge and a probation violation.
Hopefully Weiss is able to get his life back on track, and doesn’t continue down this destructive path.