Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife Mara Lane spoke candidly about suffering a miscarriage, revealing that the loss pushed her hubby to relapse.
The “Vikings” actor has been battling alcoholism for several years.
“My husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news,” Lane wrote on Instagram.
“I am trying to and still learning/adjusting to living with the public, like one would as a concerned mother-in-law. I feel that whomever took photos of my husband was slightly in the wrong and was concerned for the wrong reasons but…it’s OK. It’s OK.
“Maybe you have/had a family to feed and need/needed money? I don’t know. We forgive you.”
Lane went on to share with concerned fans that Meyers, 40, is “safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to come.”
According to her Instagram post, Meyers was denied help from hospitals on two occasions in Ireland due to a “two month wait period.”
The photos in question were taken in Dublin Airport. According to Mirror U.K., they appeared to show Meyers, who is said to have been struggling to walk on his own, being cared for by police.
Meyers’ addiction has been an ongoing struggle since the early 2000s. He relapsed in 2015 and was photographed in the streets of London with a bottle of vodka in his hand.
He apologized via Lane’s Instagram after the fact, assuring fans he was “on the mend.”
“I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my disheveled appearance as I was on my way home from a friends and had not changed,” he wrote.
I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery, otherwise I’m living a healthy life.”
In 2009, the actor was arrested in Dublin Airport for public intoxication and again shortly afterwards in a Paris airport, when he was accused of assaulting a lounge employee.
He entered rehab in 2010 and has been in and out of treatment since 2005.
He and Lane have one child together, a baby boy named Wolf. Their little bundle of joy was born in January.