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Zac Efron: 'Weight' was lifted after addiction confession

Zac Efron: 'Weight' was lifted after addiction confession

May 5 2014, 2:34pm CDT | by

Zac Efron feels a "weight" has been lifted after he spoke out about his battle with drugs and alcohol last month. The 26-year-old hunk, who sought treatment for addiction twice last year, is glad he...

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Zac Efron: 'Weight' was lifted after addiction confession

May 5 2014, 2:34pm CDT | by

Zac Efron feels a "weight" has been lifted after he spoke out about his battle with drugs and alcohol last month.

The 26-year-old hunk, who sought treatment for addiction twice last year, is glad he opened up about his personal struggles because it was a relief to lift the lid on his secret.

Speaking on the 'Today' show this morning (05.05.14), he said: "It was a weight off my chest. It was great. It was a fantastic time. It was a rough year."

The actor is currently starring alongside Seth Rogen in the comedy 'Neighbors' and he's happy he's finally getting his career back on track following a difficult year.

He explained: "It's kind of funny - 'Neighbors' is such a great icing on the cake for all of this.

"I was able to kind of channel all of that and put it back into this movie. I feel great. I feel really blessed to be here working with this group of guys. I couldn't be better right now. I'm really excited."

Meanwhile, Zac - who shot to fame after taking on the lead role in 'High School Musical' in 2006 - admitted last month he felt humiliated when his "mistakes" were made public.

He said at the time: "I was drinking a lot, way too much. It's never one specific thing. I mean, you're in your twenties, single, going through life in Hollywood, you know?

"Everything is thrown at you. I wouldn't take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did. But it was an interesting journey, to say the least."

 
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Is Kiefer Sutherland A Nightmare To Work With? Freddie Prinze Jr. Says So But Wait’ll You See What These 24 Co-Stars Are Saying About Jack Bauer Now!

Jul 30 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Why oh why can’t we all just get along?!? It sounds like Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland wanted to rip each other’s throats out on the set of 24! And we’ve all seen Kiefer do some pretty awful things to people’s throats, so... Their secret celebrity feud went public when FPJ gave Kiefer an EPIC slam at Comic-Con this week, saying Mr. Sutherland was such a pain in the a**, Freddie almost quit acting because of him! Very ouch, baby! Kiefer’s reps tr ...
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The 15 Most Important Moments From Zac Efron's Wilderness Adventure

Jul 29 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

This week, Zac Efron hit the small screen in the series premiere of NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls, an intense adventure show that pulls celebrities out of their comfort zones and into the wild. Of course, we already gave you a sneak peek of Zac's heart-wrenching cliff jump, but there's so much more to the episode than that. Strangely, you might think you've seen everything there is to see when it comes to Zac ...
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Zac Efron and His Abs Defy Death With Bear Grylls!

Jul 29 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Adventure-seeker and professional survivor Bear Grylls has a new show on NBC called Running Wild With Bear Grylls. An added bonus to the excitement Bear already brings is that he's invited celebs like Zac Efron and Channing Tatum to take on Mother Nature with him. And to answer the question on ...
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Zac Efron -- I Needed a 'Social Lubricant'

Jul 29 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: TMZ

Zac Efron is publicly acknowledging his struggle with addiction ... and he chose to make the revelation deep in the wilderness with Bear Grylls.Zac doesn't mention any drug or drink by name ... we broke the story he had 2 stints in reh ...
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OK! Exclusive: RHONY Star Kristen Taekman Opens Up About What You Don't Know About Her Marriage

Jul 29 2014 12:48pm CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

Getty Kristen Taekman was the new girl on this season of Real Housewives of New York, and she certainly delivered on the drama. OKMagazine.com sat down with Kristen so she could share the truth about what it’s like to join a crazy reality show—and have your marriage dissected on camera. When I signed on for Real Housewives of New York, I didn’t worry too much about who my “character” would be. I am who I am, and I have nothing to hide. B ...
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Ask Drita D'Avanzo: How to Control Your Crazy Temper

Jul 28 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

SplashNews Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo is back to help with your problems! Check back every week for Drita’s distinct brand of tough-love advice, and you can even send in questions of your own! Just email askdrita@okmagazine.com, or tweet @OKMagazine with the hashtag #OKAskDrita. OK! News: See if Zac Efron is going broke. Drita, I’m 53 and work out five times per week—three of those with a personal trainer. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been but I cannot get rid of my belly. I’ve cut out brea ...
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Lea Black Recaps Real Housewives of New Jersey: The New Girls Are Stirring the Pot

Jul 28 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: OKMagazine.com

It’s tough to be a new girl on the Real Housewives shows, but the ladies who have been added to Real Housewives of New Jersey this round are certainly stirring the pot! In Lea Black‘s recap this week, she points out all of the ways in which they’re making mountains out of molehills. Terrible trait for a friend, but great for a housewife. OK! News: You’ll be shocked by Zac Efron’s incredible net worth. Otherwise, Lea was ...
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Stephen Amell Unleashes His Rock-Hard Abs at Comic-Con

Jul 27 2014 5:17pm CDT | Source: PopSugar

Move over, Zac Efron - there's another guy willing to flash his six pack! On Saturday, Stephen Amell lifted up his shirt and revealed his seriously chiseled abs during the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con. It all started when an audience member took the mic and asked Stephen to show off his goods, which have provided several hot moments on CW's The Arrow. The actor was surrounded by his costars, some of ...
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VIDEOS: In Honor Of National Dance Day–6 Celebrities Who Can’t Dance

Jul 26 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Bride Finds

Thanks to Fox's hit show, So You Think You Can Dance, we're celebrating National Dance Day today! But we aren't celebrating by lacing up our ballet shoes like the kids on the show, we're sittin' back letting the celebs do the work. Rather than praise those like Zac Efron, who have some incredible dance moves, we we're curious to find out who in Hollywood can't (and s ...
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James Franco Pulls Prank on Little Brother Dave, Congratulates Him on “New Boyfriend” Zac Efron

Jul 25 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Rounding out the week with a hilarious prank, James Franco used his crafty Instagram skills to pull a fast one on his little brother. Dave Franco and Zac Efron recently hit up an NBC game together after co-starring in “Neighbors.” In the photo from the stands, the pair share a laugh – giving James the perfect setup for his prank. The “Spiderman” star mocked up a fake Hollywood Life headline that read: “ Zac Efron Dating ‘Neighbors’ Costar Dave F ...
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