Friends are concerned the actor may have fallen off the wagon after he was involved in an altercation in a sleazy area of Los Angeles last weekend. TMZ, who broke the story, says Efron’s friends are “worried sick” about him and don’t believe the story he and his “bodyguard” told the cops. What’s more, TMZ’s sources say Zac never even went to rehab last year to treat his cocaine addiction.
Efron, 26, told law enforcement that he and his bodyguard were attacked by a group of homeless men after their car ran out of gas in downtown Los Angeles. But the so-called bodyguard is actually a convicted drug dealer, and one of Zac’s friends told TMZ that the idea he was getting a late-night dinner in the area is suspect. “Zac’s a loner. He goes out rarely and the idea of him driving for miles to go to some sushi restaurant in downtown L.A. after midnight is preposterous.”
However, E! News reports that the Neighbors actor was spotted at The Hollywood Improv the night after the incident. According to their source, Zac was with a male and female friend, but mostly “kept to himself. He was drinking a green tea and shared nachos and wings with his group,” the spy said. “He seemed very relaxed and was laughing throughout the show.”
What do you think? Is Zac headed down the wrong path again or is the skirmish getting blown our of proportion?