‘Mighty Ducks’ Star Reveals He’s Going To Rehab In Poignant Post
Goldberg is getting help.
Shaun Weiss, known to the world from his memorable roles in The Mighty Ducks and Heavyweights, made headlines last week when he was arrested for public intoxication, resulting in a shocking mugshot (above).
Weiss has now revealed he’s finally seeking help in an funny and forthright Facebook post.
“At this time, in an effort to break free from the self destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse that have landed me at rock bottom, (to be real… BELOW rock bottom.
Even rock bottom is like “holy sh!t, how’d you get all the way down there?”) I have checked in to a well reguarded, long term rehabilitation center. I have surrendered to the reality that without immediate treatment my life is in eminant danger. My spirit was until recently depleted, weak and shrouded by darkness has been renewedby the overwhelming out-pouring of love and support from fans of my early work as an actor. Reaching out to me not only on-line, but in person. Everywhere I go, morning, noon and night, folks whom I’ve never met before approach me with big smiles and hugs, invigorating encouragement, even food. And not junk, the good stuff, grandma’s stuffed peppa’s. I hear stories about how much Heavyweights or the Ducks movies impacted their lives or helped them through hard times or just made them laugh over and over. Such a testament to all the blood, sweat and tears everybody put into those flicks during that magical time over 20 years ago. Please believe how medicinal these personal exchanges are for me. Even if you think I’m the knuckle-puck guy or the fat kid from “Hook”. In the midst of my most challenging times your support is giving me the strength I need to embark down the long road to recovery.
(Self… please, DO NOT type the next line)
Guys, you ARE the wind beneath my wings.
(OMG… you went there. A flying V/ Duck refference ON TOP of a throw-back to classic Bette Midler?… you promised you’d be sober when you wrote this…)
In closing, I AM going to recover. I’m determined to return to my old self. My mind is set on health and well being.
To all bridges burned; those who I have: lied to, taken advantage of, manipulated for selfish gains, stolen from… then led the search to help you find what I stole… Relax, I’ll buy you a new one.
Losing the privalage to share life with you is heavier than the guilt I must carry. I ask not for forgiveness, not for another chance or keys to your OTHER car. However, in knowing the transformation I’m striving for is beyond my own mind and body, I do seek your prayers. If you will.”
We wish him all the strength as he goes through this difficult new chapter.
Good luck, Goldberg!
Er, we mean Shaun!
At this time, in an effort to break free from the self destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse that have landed…
[Image via Disney/Oroville Police Department.]