One of this week's tabloids claims the controversy over Liam Neeson's recent racial remarks is taking a major toll on his health. Gossip Cop can correct the story. It's simply not accurate.
Last week, Neeson revealed during a press junket that he once considered killing a black man for revenge after a close friend revealed she was raped by a person of color. The actor's shocking remarks resulted in a firestorm of backlash, including the cancelation of the red carpet premiere of his new movie Cold Pursuit. According to the National Enquirer, the fallout from the situation has negatively impacted his health to the point where he's on his "last legs."
A supposed source tells the magazine that Neeson had been dealing with health issues even before the controversy, but now his friends fear he "won't bounce back." The outlet fails to mention what the actor's supposed health issues entail, except to say he underwent intestinal surgery more than two decades ago. The alleged insider, however, further contends that the actor has become increasingly frail and "may finally go down for the count" due to the stress of the backlash against him.
The magazine's premise is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable tipster, but Gossip Cop reached out to Neeson's spokesperson, who tells us on the record it's "nonsense." Despite what the outlet's so-called "source" claims, a rep qualified to speak on the actor's behalf assures us his health isn't failing.
The Enquirer is the same tabloid that Gossip Cop busted for alleging Neeson was caught on camera wandering around a hotel in the nude. The outlet maintained that the actor was acting bizarrely because he was "suffering from PTSD" over the 2009 death of wife Natasha Richardson. No such footage was ever released because the incident never occurred.
Shortly before that, Gossip Cop called out the publication for falsely claiming Neeson might have cancer because he appeared "gaunt" at an event in New York City. The unreliable outlet has a habit of diagnosing the actor with ailments he doesn't have.
It's worth noting, the Enquirer frequently comes up with stories about an aging actor suffering from an illness. Earlier this month, Gossip Cop debunked the magazine's phony story about Tom Selleck leaving "Blue Bloods" due to poor health. The jury's still out on how Neeson's racial comments might impact his career, but Gossip Cop can confirm the actor's health isn't deteriorating. The tabloid is simply capitalizing on the actor's recent controversy.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.