The surprises keep coming in regard to Zac Efron.
A few days after sources confirmed the actor secretly attended rehab in early 2013, and following rumors that this visit was due to a cocaine addiction, TMZ now has an update on the previous state of the star.
Efron allegedly attempted to kick his drug habit in March via an outpatient program in California, residing in a private home and talking to a counselor for several weeks.
But he then relapsed about a month later, not showing up on the set of the film Neighbors and eventually checking in to a second outpatient program.
Why did Efron fall prey to such a dangerous addiction? Insiders cite four main reasons:
- His controlling parents.
- His faltering movie career.
- "Girl issues," although the source was quick to say these did not include Vanessa Hudgens.
- A "bad" group of friends with a negative influence on Zac, most of whom are now out of his life.
Let's all hope and pray that really is the case and that Hollywood won't soon be shocked by another Cory Monteith type of tragedy.