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Frail-looking Macaulay Culkin denies heroin abuse

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"destructive" drug claims

Macaulay Culkin finds himself forcefully denying yet another pesky drug rumor. Recent reports claim the 31-year-old former child star is battling a serious heroin and prescription pill addiction.

"destructive" drug claims

Recent pictures of Macaulay Culkin surfaced in which the 31-year-old actor appeared frail and sickly. Tabloids immediately fired off reports Culkin was using heroin -- even battling an addiction. The National Enquirer published a recent story that featured Culkin and made claims that Macaulay spends $6,000 per month on drugs and has "6 months to live." The story even referenced his recent break-up to Mila Kunis. Kunis and Culkin dated from May 2002 until January 2011.

Macaulay Culkin is not a stranger to drugs. In September 2004 Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City for possession of marijuana and prescription pills including Klonopin (clonazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam). He spent a brief period in jail and was later charged with misdemeanor drug possession. He received a fine and probation.

CBS News reports the recent heroin claims were quickly shot down by Macaulay Culkin's representative. "The report in the National Enquirer that Macaulay Culkin is addicted to heroin and assorted hallucinogenics is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculous fictitious," the rep told E! News. His representative went on to say, "We beseech the responsible media to conducer the source and its reputation and to please not perpetuate this destructive and insulting story by pursuing it any further." Those comments might refer to Entertainment Tonight's decision to run the Culkin-heroin story back in February 2012.

Us Weekly reports they received a statement from Culkin's representative that the actor is "in perfectly good health… for any other media to speculate otherwise is thoughtless, irresponsible and destructive."

Macaulay Culkin has battled drug addiction rumors since 2010.

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