Sources claim Macaulay Culkin is addicted to heroin and the prescription painkiller, oxycodone — among other serious drugs. The National Enquirer printed a story that the “Home Alone” actor is within six months of his life if he doesn’t check into rehab soon. The tabloid was called out by the star’s rep who told readers to consider the reputation of the publication.
“The report is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious,” Culkin’s rep said.
“We beseech the responsible media to consider the source and its reputation and to please not perpetuate this destructive and insulting story by pursuing it any further.”
Based on the Enquirer report, a source claimed Culkin gets high with junkies or spends several hours alone doing it. He allegedly spends up to “$6,000 a month on dangerous painkillers” and has turned his Manhattan apartment into a drug den of sorts.
“He’s been hooked for a year and a half, and his drug of choice is either heroin or oxycodone,” the source claimed. “Mac is surrounding himself with junkies and lowlifes. It’s a real tragedy.”
There’s heightened concern by a friend that Macaulay Culkin could die in six months if he doesn’t get the help he needs.
“His closest friends fear that he’ll overdose or his heart will explode,” the source said. “If he doesn’t get help and enter rehab now, he could be dead in six months.”
Current photos of the actor have shown him looking frail and emaciated. There’s been speculation that his breakup with actress Mila Kunis in 2010 sent him into a “downward spiral.”
Macaulay Culkin hasn’t starred in a hit film for years. Besides “Home Alone,” the 1991 movie, “My Girl” made him an A-list star. He currently does DJ gigs in New York City.