Jonathan Rhys Meyers says he is 'on the mend' after a 'minor relapse' in his alcoholism recovery

By Karen Butler   |   May 26, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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DUBLIN, Ireland, May 26 (UPI) -- Irish movie and television star Jonathan Rhys Meyers admits he recently suffered a relapse in his battle with alcoholism.

Best known for his work in the TV shows The Tudors and Dracula, as well as in the films Bend it Like Beckham, Match Point and August Rush, the 37-year-old actor has made several trips to rehab to treat his addiction.

He posted a message on the Instagram account he shares with his fiancee Mara Lane, addressing his most recent relapse.

"Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time," he wrote in Tuesday's post. "I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think too badly of me. I stopped drinking immediately and it is no reflection on Damascus Cover as I was not meant to attend Cannes this year and I apologize to fans and colleagues. I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my disheveled appearance as I was on my way home from a friends and had not changed I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life. Love and blessings. #Rebel #Angel"

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