Actor Nicholas Brendon, of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Criminal Minds,” has voluntarily checked himself into a 90-day rehab program.
He announced on his Facebook page, “I’m not perfect and I’m the first to admit that I’ve made mistakes but I’m trying and will continue to try until [I’m] not walking this earth anymore
I love you all so much. Even the naysayers.”
Brendon also shared the news on Twitter, using the hashtag #letskickdepressioninthenuts
It hasn’t been a great year for 44-year-old actor. He was arrested for the fourth time in 2015 on Oct. 1, after an altercation with his girlfriend in Sarasota Springs, NY, in which he was charged with two counts of criminal mischief, one count of obstruction of breathing and robbery in the third degree, which is a felony.
A few months earlier, on Aug. 26, the actor left an interview on the set of “Dr.Phil” stating on his Facebook page, “I felt that Dr. Phil went for the jugular, talking about some of my recent mistakes, with no build up. I felt that he wanted me to lay the darkest parts of myself on national TV right from the start, and I’m not willing to do that.”
The TV star has previously entered rehab for drug and substance abuse, and after revealing that he had recently attempted suicide, Brendon says that he is ready to finally take control and wants “to fix myself and to understand the traumas of my mind.” Thanking his fans for their support, Brendon writes, “I love and appreciate you all so much, thank you for having my back. Life is worth living so let’s f***ing live it!!”