Zac Efron is 25 years old. He’s a Hollywood superstar. He’s worth millions of dollars. He’s better looking than 99.99 percent of the population.
He also appears to be on the verge of (cue Phil Collins and Genesis) “throwing it all away.”
According to gossip website TMZ, Efron has been in rehab for cocaine and “Molly” (a pure form of ecstasy) twice this year.
“Zac has been doing cocaine for more than 2 years — he was also into Molly,” the website reported. “He tried to clean himself up in March by getting professional help. We’re told he left California and stayed in a private residence where he received intensive outpatient care for several weeks. In April he returned to L.A. and began shooting Seth Rogen’s film ‘Neighbors.’ During the shoot Zac relapsed in a big way.”
“Our sources say after the film wrapped up he got a second dose of outpatient care,” the site continues.
Apparently Efron is having family trouble, career trouble and woman trouble – and using drugs is a coping mechanism.
This kid needs to buy a clue … and substitute his narcotics cocktail with a tall glass of “man the f*ck up.”
“The drugs don’t work,” some British band with an unfortunate-looking lead singer (The Verve) once sang. “They just make it worse.”
We support Efron’s right to destroy his career (and we adamantly support the legalization of drugs as an integral component of the free market), but as Coolio once rapped “if you don’t work then you don’t eat.”
And it’s hard to keep steady gigs when you’re strung out on blow and Molly.
Anyway, having worked Phil Collins, The Verve and Coolio into the same post we’re going to drop the mic now and hope it hits Zac Efron in the head … knocking some sense into that pretty little noggin of his.