The National Enquirer reckons it knows why former child star Macaulay Culkin was photographed prowling the streets looking like a drunken hobo earlier this year. The tabloid claims Mac is spending up to $6,000 a month on a drug habit that is “killing him.”
The 31-year-old shot to stardom playing the mischievous Kevin in the Home Alone movies more than 20 years ago, but according to Enquirer insiders (We know…We know…) Culkin routinely uses heroin and the painkiller Oxycodone.
A snitch, claiming to be a friend of Culkin’s, told the tabloid:
“Macaulay Culkin is hooked on drugs and it’s killing him. He’s been hooked for a year and a half, and his drug of choice is either heroin or oxycodone. Mac is surrounding himself with junkies and lowlifes. It’s a real tragedy.”
The report also claims Culkin came close to an overdose earlier this year:
“Fortunately he didn’t need to call 911 and the near-OD was kept quiet among his pals. But Mac got very sick.”
In news that will surprise (Drums puhleeze) absolutely no one, Culkin’s representatives have denied the allegations. A spokesperson for the actor insists the drug claims are “ridiculously fictitious” and “insulting.”