CLAIM: Daniel Radcliffe “Spiraling Out of Control” with “Drug and Booze Habit”
Daniel Radcliffe is “spiraling out of control with a dangerous drug and booze habit,” claims the National Enquirer. The tabloid alleges that the Harry Potter star “leads a secret party-hearty lifestyle that’s taking a toll on his health.” “Daniel looks like death warmed over,” a so-called “friend” tells the Enquirer. “It’s nothing for him to knock back vodka shots, tequila shots and whiskey sours. There’s real fear among his friends that he’s turning from booze to drugs.”
For what it’s worth, In Touch ran a similar story last month about Radcliffe’s “alarming appearance” concerning his friends and fans. It was completely fabricated. So what actual evidence does the Enquirer add to the rumor? Um… none. The mag asked some “experts” who have not treated Radcliffe to evaluate recent pictures of him “looking shockingly haggard,” and they speculate that he may have relapsed. That’s pretty much it.
Without an ounce of irony, the Enquirer even compares Radcliffe to fellow celebrity Macaulay Culkin — whom the tabloid falsely speculated would overdose on drugs and die within six months, more than a year ago. Oops. A rep for Radcliffe says the rumors of the actor boozing and taking drugs are “absolutely untrue.”