'The Mighty Ducks' star Shaun Weiss checks into rehab following shocking drug arrest
In the wake of an outpouring of support the actor has taken the decision to go through rehab in order to break free from the self-destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse.
To the shock of many, 'The Mighty Ducks' actor Shaun Weiss was busted over public intoxication charges earlier this month. At the time, his gaunt and sickly appearance had sparked a wave of concern among fans and followers of the beloved "goalie" (from the sports comedy franchise by Disney) with many bombarding social media with supportive messages. As it turns out, the love and support continued from personal quarters as well, as people reached out to the actor in person with "big smiles and hugs, invigorating encouragement, even food". In the wake of such an outpouring of support, however, the actor has now taken the decision to go through rehab in order "to break free from the self-destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse" that landed him at rock bottom.
Weiss shared in a candid post addressed to all his fans on social media.
Explaining how he was encouraged by fans - including people he has never met before - the 'Heavyweights' star went on to share his heartfelt gratitude. It is because of this support that he is able to embark on the road to recovery, the actor explained.
“I hear stories about how much Heavyweights or the Ducks movies impacted their lives or helped them through hard times or just made them laugh over and over. Such a testament to all the blood, sweat and tears everybody put into those flicks during that magical time over 20 years ago. Please believe how medicinal these personal exchanges are for me. Even if you think I’m the knuckle-puck guy or the fat kid from “Hook“. In the midst of my most challenging times, your support is giving me the strength I need to embark down the long road to recovery," Weiss continued before asking for prayers instead of forgiveness to all the people he has wronged.
He wrote, "Losing the privalage to share life with you is heavier than the guilt I must carry. I ask not for forgiveness, not for another chance or keys to your OTHER car. However, in knowing the transformation I'm striving for is beyond my own mind and body, I do seek your prayers. If you will. (sic)"
According to reports, the actor was arrested earlier this month for "being under the influence of drugs." Another addition to the series of difficult experiences the former TV/film star has faced in the recent times, Weiss was, however, released by the police without further investigation.
The 39-year-old has had a difficult few years. A year ago, he was sentenced to 150 days in the LA County jail for stealing $151 worth of merchandise from a Fry electronics store. Five days after that incident, he was arrested once again after being found in possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 90 days in county jail. Fortunately for him, he spent just 12 days out of his sentence in prison because of a problem of overcrowding.