The Word: Zac Efron went to rehab for cocaine, actually

Zac Efron  Credit: Getty Images
Zac Efron
Credit: Getty Images

Zac Efron’s people came clean yesterday and said that he’d recently completed a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse. However, that burst of honesty may have been a bit of sleight of hand to distract from something they still didn’t want to talk about: It was reportedly cocaine, not alcohol (or not just alcohol), that drove the once squeaky clean “High School Musical” star to seek treatment. According to TMZ, Efron’s problem was at its worst this spring, when he missed several days of filming on Seth Rogen’s “Neighbors” due to his cocaine abuse.

Uh… so? I mean yeah, cocaine’s illegal and a harder drug, but am I the only one surprised that this is such a big deal? Addiction’s addiction, and he’s in treatment for whatever it was. Also everyone in Hollywood seems to do drugs. Betty White probably does drugs. How else could she be so perky at her age?

Zac Efron completed a stint in rehab about five months ago, according to E! News.

The 25-year-old managed to keep his time in rehab hush-hush until now, and his reps won’t tell reporters anything. One source told E! that the “High School Musical” star is “healthy, happy and not drinking. He’s taking time to focus on working.”


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