He's doing great, everyone. Nothing to worry about.
Macaulay Culkin addressed rumors of drug use in an interview with The Guardian, assuring concerned fans that he's healthy, happy and living his best life.
The France-based Culkin, now 35, doesn't understand why the public is so fascinated with him.
“I was thinking about this the other day – I’d crossed the wrong street, picked up a tail, suddenly there’s a crush of 20 paparazzi," he said.
"Then people with cameraphones get involved. I don’t think I’m worthy of that.”
Back in 2012, a photo of Culkin looking gaunt and pale made the rounds on the internet after he and Mila Kunis broke up, and concerned fans of the former child star.
Do they have reason to be alarmed?
“Not necessarily. Of course, when silly stuff is going on – but no, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever," Culkin explained.
"The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you’re trying to shift papers.”
These days, Culkin is more into music, though he has lent himself to a few projects in the past few years (most recently, Zoolander 2). He's also signed to star in a few international commercials, once of which features two meerkats who treat him as though he's still young Kevin McAllister.
Coming from a past as turbulent as his (a heavily-scrutinized friendship with the late Michael Jackson, emancipating himself from his parents at 14), does Culkin have any regrets?
“It’s allowed me to become the person I am, and I like me, so I wouldn’t change a thing. Not having to do anything for my dinner, financially, lets me treat every gig like it’s the last," Culkin said.
"If it is, I’d think: Culkin, you had a good run.”