Nicholas Brendon Apologizes For Arrest: I Need Help With My “Demons”

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Nicholas Brendon Apology

By Daniel Gates

Nicholas Brendon Apology

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Nicholas Brendon has apologized for his weekend arrest, explaining that he caused a disturbance at an Idaho hotel after mixing prescription drugs with alcohol. He also indicated that he’ll be seeking treatment.

As Gossip Cop reported, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star was taken into custody on Friday and charged with two misdemeanors (malicious injury to a property, resisting and obstructing officers of the law) after an incident at the hotel where Brendon was staying for Tree City Comic Con.

On Monday, Brendon took to Facebook to give his fans an apology for his “embarrassing and unacceptable” behavior.

I apologize.

Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior.

For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery on Monday morning. I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable.

I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons.

Again: I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation — and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans.

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