January 29, 2008 / 8:48 PM / 10 years ago

Sean Young enters alcohol rehab

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Sean Young, who built a career in 1980s movies “Blade Runner” and “No Way Out,” has checked into an alcohol rehab program following an outburst at the Directors Guild of America awards gala last weekend.

Sean Young poses at the 60th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Century City, California, January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Young “voluntarily admitted herself (on Monday) to a rehabilitation center for treatment related to alcoholism. It is understood that Young has struggled against the disease for many years,” the actress’s publicity agency said in a statement released on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the statement.

At the prestigious Directors Guild of America awards, where film and television directors are honored for their work, Young on Saturday heckled Julian Schnabel from the audience when the director of “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” took the stage to give a speech.

Schnabel initially hesitated before beginning, and Young could be heard urging him to get on with it. Schnabel peered into the audience and told the actress to “go have another cocktail.”

Young, 48, was then escorted from the ceremony.

The actress rose to fame in the 1980s, and since then has starred in numerous movies and on TV. In recent years, she has had guest starring roles on TV programs like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “One Tree Hill.”


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