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Verne Troyer is an actor, stunt performer, and a comedian. Also, he once filmed a guy getting tasered at the airport. He’s a treat to follow on social media.
Unfortunately, he’s now been placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold after his loved ones worried that he might take his own life.
His team has released a statement.
TMZ reports that, on Monday night, police rushed to Verne Troyer’s home upon learning that the actor was allegedly suicidal.
The actor and comedian, who is known for many roles but is perhaps most recognizable for having portrayed Mini Me in Austin Powers, was reportedly also extremely upset and drunk.
His friends were concerned, and placed a call to police at 7:30 in the evening.
Troyer was taken the hospital for possible alcohol poisoning, and is under a 72-hour observation.
His team posted a message on Instagram.
They know that many fans keep up with the news and would eventually see the report about Troyer.
“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers.”
“He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.”
That is very good to hear. This is a frightening situation.
“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world.”
And they say that they’ll tell people more once they know more.
“We will keep you updated here.”
Sadly, as fans of Verne Troyer are all too aware, this is not the first time that he has had difficulties with his health.
It was almost exactly one year ago — on April 6th, 2017 — when he shared a grim message about his struggles with alcohol.
“I’ve been hearing from some concerned fans,” he wrote on Instagram. “So I’d like to address a very personal situation.”
And he is aware that fans are familiar with his history.
“As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past.”
“While it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.”
That’s good. A willingness to wrestle with your own inner demons is a sure sign that there’s hope for your recovery.
“I’ve been receiving treatment for the last week and I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later this week to continue to get the help that I need.”
It’s so good that he’s taking the necessary steps. Also kind of him to update his fans and followers.
“I want to thank everyone that’s reached out with their messages of support.”
Widespread support can mean a lot, even to a celebrity.
“It truly means the world to me.”
“With your support, I got this,” he concluded.
Unfortunately, not quite a year later, it sounds like he’s suffered a serious relapse.
We all wish Verne Troyer a speedy recovery — but we hope that he’s able to take the steps that he needs to make this recovery last, no matter how long it might take.
He is 49 years old, and we hope that he’s around for many more years. For his fans, but also for himself and his loved ones.
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Like millions of Americans, you might have shared a bottle of wine with your significant other on Valentine’s Day.
But because you’re not a Duggar (we assume) your massive social media following probably didn’t freak the eff out over it.
That’s a photo of Derick Dillard that Jill Duggar posted on Instagram.
“My hubby is the best,” she wrote.
“He totally turned our house into a steakhouse, serving me a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner last night! #besthubby @derickdillard I love you babe!”
Nothing scandalous about that, right?
Well, normally there wouldn’t be, but the Duggars have strict rules about … well, everything, and one of the many, many things that’s strictly forbidden to them is alcohol.
Fans love catching Jim Bob and Michelle’s offspring breaking the insanely strict code of conduct they were raised under, so it’s not surprising that they zeroed right in on that bottle in Derick’s hand.
Is it really booze or some sort of sparkling cider, like you’d drink at a middle school dance?
It’s tough to say, but the Duggars aren’t talking, which has led many fans to conclude that Jill and Derick have been caught sampling satan’s bubbly.
Whatever the case, Jill and Derick really can’t catch a break these days.
Ever since Derick got fired by TLC for harassing a fellow network star on Twitter, Duggar obsessives have been watching their every move.
You might think it would be a good time for the Dillards to simply keep a low profile, but unfortunately, they don’t really have that option.
Throughout thair adult lives, Jill and Derick have supported themselves with monetary donations from Duggar fans.
Now that they no longer have those sweet reality TV dollars pouring in, those donations are their only means of supporting themselves.
As such, Jill and Derick have no choice but to continue engaging with fans.
Even if it means being accused of totally normal activities that her parents have decided are worth a one-way ticket to hell.
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Back in December, Ben Affleck checked into rehab for the third time in 12 months.
Everything the actor does is news, and reports that Affleck was drinking again following his previous stint in treatment were widely reported in the tabloid press and on social media.
But it now looks as though in the weeks before he checked back into rehab, Ben managed to bury an incident that may shed light on his decision to seek further treatment.
According to Radar Online, Affleck was involved in a frightening motorcycle crash sometime last month.
No other vehicles were involved, and though he was thrown from his bike, Affleck reportedly emerged from the incident unscathed.
The actor was reportedly on his way to church at the time, and there’s no indication that he was intoxicated when he lost control of the motorcycle.
Of course, that’s not stopping skeptical fans from pointing out that the accident occurred within days of Ben’s most recent stint in rehab.
“Ben’s still pushing himself to the limits after the bust-up of his marriage to Jennifer Garner,” a source tells Radar.
“And this time, friends are worried he’s pushing himself too far,” the insider adds.
While Affleck didn’t appear to suffer any major injuries, friends and family are reportedly concerned that the Oscar winner may suffer long-term damage from a blow to the head:
“His head took the brunt of the fall” a source confirms.
“He was wearing a helmet, but God knows what sort of damage he may have suffered.”
Ben reportedly refused medical treatment and left the scene abruptly, which many are taking as another indication that he may have had an elevated BAC at the time of the crash.
“You can usually spot injuries with an X-ray or CT scan within the first 24 hours of a serious trauma to the head or neck,” trauma expert Dr. Stuart Fischer tells Radar.
“But without this kind of testing, serious injuries can go undetected for weeks, or even months–and by then it may be too late.”
Again, it does not appear that legal authorities have any reason to suspect Ben of driving while intoxicated.
But given that he was believed to be on the wagon at the time of the crash and was on his way to meet his children at church, he may have feared that trace amounts of booze were still in his system from the night before.
The actor might have had reason to flee the scene even though there was no possibility of legal charges.
After all, the court of public opinion can be much less sympathetic than a criminal judge.
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