We don't want to fear the worst — especially since we respect and adore Zac Efron so much — but in situations like these, we understand concern and caution must be taken.
Now that the cat's out of the bag about his drug addiction, friends of the actor can't keep it bottled up any longer.
We're now hearing even more details, with sources saying:
"Friends are genuinely worried about him, because if Zac relapses like Cory Monteith did he’ll likely go back to using the same amount of drugs he was doing before rehab. And it will kill him."
Whoa… okay, comparing one person's struggle to another is taking it too far, especially when the only link is fame. Obviously we know where these paths can go, but let's not get tacky here.
"Zac had been on a downward spiral since 2011, he was just good at hiding it and not getting caught. He was partying because he was unhappy and basically just didn’t give a f**k."
Fortunately, his rep says he's happy now and no longer drinking, so we can only hope his sobriety stays in check. We have complete faith in him.
Stay strong, Zefron! Day by day, you can beat this.
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