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Macaulay Culkin slams heroin addiction claims

The usually private actor is addressing wild reports he suffered from a crippling heroin addiction.

By Bella Brennan
Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin is many things – a former child star, an icon, an enigma.

But in a new interview with The Guardian the 35-year-old wants you to know he most definitely is not a drug addict.

Addressing the National Enquirer's 2012 report, which claimed the Home Alone actor was “pounding $6K of heroin a month” and had “nothing to live for”, the star vehemently denied the allegations.

Fears arose for the star when he appeared gaunt a few years back but Macaulay says he has never been better.
Fears arose for the star when he appeared gaunt a few years back but Macaulay says he has never been better.

“No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month or whatever,” Macaulay explained to the publication. “Actually, I’m very much at peace lately," he added.

As for keeping out of the spotlight, it's a choice he's actively made. "I don’t just turn my back [on fame], I actively don’t want it.”

These days the New York local dabbles with acting, including a role on The Jim Gaffigan Show, and his comedy rock band, The Pizza Underground, also keeps him busy.

Watch Macaulay charm the crowds back in 1991. Post continues after the video!

With an estimated net worth of around $USD15 million, Macaulay is content being picky with what he works on.

“People feel they have to be in perpetual motion, or drown. I’ve never had a problem saying I’ve got nothing lined up. Maybe I’ll take the next year off,” he explained during the candid chat.

As for if he has any regrets, the actor says he wouldn't change a thing.

"Regrets sounds too negative. It’s allowed me to become the person I am, and I like me, so I wouldn’t change a thing. Not having to do anything for my dinner, financially, lets me treat every gig like it’s the last.”

Then and now: Macaulay, pictured with his girlfriend at the time Mila Kunis back in 2004, looks markedly different.
Then and now: Macaulay, pictured with his girlfriend at the time Mila Kunis back in 2004, looks markedly different.

Meanwhile, Macaulay's ex-girlfriend Mila Kunis has opened up about their ten-year relationship.

Speaking on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, the actress admitted his fame came with its own set of challenges.

"He was huge. You couldn't walk down the street with him," Mila revealed.

"He always had this weird attraction, like fans just screamed when they saw him! They didn't know how to react. It wasn't like a normal response to a celebrity. Fans responded in a very abnormal way to him," Mila, who is now married to Ashton Kutcher, said.

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