“Macaulay Culkin is not on heroin!” rep says

Don’t be so quick to judge! Macaulay Culkin’s rep has firmly denied rumours that the star is addicted to heroin and oxycodone.

Macaulay Culkin

Before we start taking measurements for a casket, how about we all take a breather?

Macaulay Culkin‘s rep is closing the gates of this rumour flood, stating the actor is not addicted to heroin, nor does he spend $6,000 to maintain that habit.

The National Enquirer is the perpetrator in this case, after plastering a photo of a sickly-looking Culkin (the same photo set that’s been circulating since February) with “6 MONTHS TO LIVE!” slapped across the cover in large print. The tabloid went on to claim the star is addicted to heroin as well as to several painkillers (like oxycodone, Vicodin and Percocet) and that he dishes out up to $6,000 a month to supply himself with the drugs. Enquirer also went on to credit Culkin’s breakup with Mila Kunis as the main cause for his fall from grace.

The actor obviously did not enjoy the unexpected media attention; thus, his rep issued a statement:

“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 ridiculously fictitious.

“We beseech the responsible media to consider the source and its reputation and to please not perpetuate this destructive and insulting story by pursuing it any further.”

Is there no other celebrity the tabloid could ensnare in a drug scandal? Culkin has been out of the public eye for a while now. Why taint his reputation with drug-use allegations? It would have been a little more believable if the Enquirer had used recent photos of the star instead of ones taken half a year ago…

Not to mention the sheer offence of speculating how long one has to live. This smells like an opportunity for a profitable defamation lawsuit.

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Photo courtesy of Apega/WENN.com

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