I stopped drinking immediately and it is no reflection on Damascus Cover [his latest film] as I was not meant to attend Cannes this year and I apologize to fans and colleagues.
In November 2013, the star opened up about his troubles, keen to put them behind him as he promoted his TV show Dracula.
“I was wild, I was as wild as you can get,” he admitted at the time.
“When you are on the front of newspapers for stupidity, getting drunk at airports, fighting with cops and stuff like that, you wake up the next day and you can hardly f***ing remember it.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers apologised to his girlfriend Maya Lane for his ‘embarrassing relapse’ with alcohol, and she is right there to support him as he continues on the road to recovery. The new photo is of the couple getting some fresh air, with a healthy-looking Jonathan staring intently at the camera.
Just six hours after he shared an apology with their 3,300 followers, the actor and his stunning girlfriend shared a new selfie from a walk in the fresh air. Neither of the couple are smiling, but with Mara’s arm around the shoulders of her beau, it’s clear that she’s supporting him on his difficult journey.
Earlier today, the 37-year-old spoke out after worrying pictures emerged of him downing vodka from a bottle in the middle of a London street.
The actor sparked concern after he was seen stumbling out of a shop with a bottle of vodka in his hand.
With his flies undone and dressed in a grubby T-shirt the star, who has had a well-publicised battle with alcohol in the past, appeared dishevelled and disorientated.
Writing on his partner Mara Lane's Instagram account today less than two weeks after the incident, the Damascus Cover actor thanked fans for their support and asked them not to think "too badly" of him.