Just five days after Zac Efron was attacked by a homeless man in L.A.’s Skid Row on March 23, the ‘High School Musical’ star was spotted smoking out of a vaporizor in a grocery store parking lot. Is Zac headed back down the wrong path?
Zac Efron‘s friends have been worried sick about his lifestyle and health following his attack in L.A.’s notoriously drug-ridden Skid Row area — and it looks like they have good reason to be. If the above photo is anything to go by, Zac seems to be falling back into some dangerous old habits that could undo all of the hard work he did during his two rehab stints in 2013.
Zac Efron’s Vaporizer — Actor Spotted After Skid Row Fight
Zac was spotted leaving a grocery store parking lot in Los Feliz on March 28, smoking out of a vaporizer as his friend drove. The 26-year-old actor, who was allegedly punched in the mouth by a homeless man during the Skid Row attack, was definitely not looking his best. Zac was hiding beneath a beanie, but his face was clearly unshaven and it also appeared to be a little puffy. However, it was the vaporizor he was smoking from that really made us worried about his well-being.
While it’s possible that he was simply smoking tobacco, or even legally smoking marijuana — which has been decriminalized in California — it just seems like a bad idea given everything Zac has been through over the past year.
Zac went to rehab twice in 2013, reportedly for “using issues,” and we hope that if he does still need help, that he gets it as soon as possible.
Zac Efron: Friends Desperately Worried He’s Back To Partying Ways
Zac’s friends are really worried about him after the attack and they say there’s no doubt he’s fallen back into some old habits again, TMZ reports.
“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,” one friend pointed out.
Several of Zac’s friends told TMZ that the so-called “bodyguard” is someone Zac has certainly been spending a lot of time with, and they also feel strongly that he’s a bad influence on Zac.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you worried about Zac? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee