Apparently too much of a good thing has gotten to famous womanizer Colin Farrell. According to a statement released Monday to the Associated Press by his publicist, the star of 'Alexander' has checked himself into rehab for exhaustion and a dependency on prescription medication. The ruggedly handsome Irish lad became addicted to the medication after it was prescribed for him to treat a back injury. But what's the real story here?
According to several internet sites-- including internet gossip king Perez Hilton -- Farrell actually overdosed while shooting the film version of 'Miami Vice' in Montevideo, Uruguay, and that's why he has been admitted to the clean-up clinic. One site suggests it was a combination overdose of cocaine, marijuana, and an unidentified "other drug." A rep for Farrell has not returned TMZ's calls at press time to confirm or deny this -- and we bet they won't.
The production of 'Miami Vice' has been plagued with troubles including hurricanes, rumored on-set squabbling, and budget overruns. This certainly can't help. But then again... any publicity is good publicity, especially when it comes to studs like Farrell.
Watch the trailer for 'Miami Vice' - released today by Universal.