Nicholas Brendon has apologized for being arrested on Oct. 17, saying he partook in ‘unacceptable behavior’ after mixing prescription medicine with alcohol. Read his full statement here!
Following Nicholas Brendon‘s shocking arrest in Boise, Idaho on Oct. 17, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor, 43, who was charged with malicious injury to property and resisting or obstructing officers, released a statement on Facebook, apologizing for his “unacceptable behavior.”
Nicholas Brendon On Arrest: Star Apologizes & Says He’s Seeking Treatment
Nicholas claims he acted out after mixing prescription medicine with alcohol.
Police arrested Nicholas after responding to reports of a disturbance at the hotel he was in for Tree City Comic Con.
In a statement posted to his Facebook account on Oct. 20, Nicholas said he is seeking treatment and therapy for his “medical ailments” and “emotional demons.” Read his full statement below.
Nicholas Brendon’s Statement
Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior.
For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery on Monday morning. I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable.
I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons.
Again: I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation — and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans.
Nicholas checked himself into rehab for alcoholism in 2004. Yet in 2010, Nicholas sought treatment again after he was tasered by police, according to People. At the time, he was charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery against a police officer.
We hope Nicholas finds the treatment he’s looking for, and we wish him all the best.
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