Zac Efron got punched in the face yesterday and as if his week couldn’t get any worse, rumor has it he’s relapsed.
The former Disney star got clean last year thanks to two top secret stints in rehab and all signs pointed to him turning over a new page. He took a father-son bonding trip to Peru to get out of the public eye for awhile, was spotted wearing a sobriety chip, and totally changed his entire social scene. But could all that good news now be old news?
Unidentified sources close to Zac say he may have relapsed. “Zac’s friends are worried sick that he’s back into drugs,” SplashNews reports, pointing to a TMZ article making the same claim despite Zac’s explanation that he was just visiting a local sushi place.
“Zac’s a loner,” one “friend” tells TMZ. “He goes out rarely and the idea of him driving for miles to go to some sushi restaurant in downtown L.A. after midnight is preposterous.”
We’ll admit we’ve also wondered about Zac’s motives for being in notoriously seedy L.A. neighborhood Skid Row even with his sushi excuse. (And believe us, we know that line in the video above — “his friends aren’t California rolling with it” — deserves a grimace.)
As for the bodyguard who was supposedly on scene with Zac, TMZ confirms the guy’s got a record for drugs and violence. Even more interesting, the source says Zac never went to rehab in the first place — just to “a friend’s house outside California and received private therapy.”
What do you make of all this? No need to worry or every reason to fret?