Rumors about the failing health of Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin are nothing new. Several months ago, we posted a piece questioning whether the former child star was getting too thin. Now, a report has emerged that might explain Culkin’s gaunt appearance. The National Enquirer says that he is a drug addict.
The 31 year-old is said to be hooked on the prescription drugs oxycodone, Percocet and Vicodin, in addition to heroin. Allegedly, he spends as much as $6,000 ever month to feed his habit and he has already come close to overdosing on at least one occasion.
According to the report, Culkin’s drug use became a major problem about a year-and-a-half ago when he broke up with actress Mila Kunis and began to realize that his career was not exactly on an upward trajectory. Now, he’s said to stay holed up in his Manhattan apartment, getting high with a cast of characters that includes several junkies.
Culkin’s people have, of course, denied the allegations.
Culkin has not appeared in a major motion picture or television program since he did some voice acting for Robot Chicken back in 2010.