Arrested three times THIS YEAR, Buffy star checks into rehab


Nicholas Brendon, the actor who played Xander on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has checked into rehab following a number of brushes with the law.

A statement was posted to the 44 year-old actor's Facebook page by his manager, Andrea Albin, explaining the why the move is needed.

“Earlier today, with the support of his professional team, his friends, and his family, Nicky entered a rehabilitation facility in California to treat his depression, alcoholism, and substance abuse problems.

"He’s taking the steps necessary to better his health and give himself, and his fans, the gift of a healthy lifestyle.”

Last month, the actor who is also known for his roles in Criminal Minds and Private Practice, was arrested for the third time this year alone, on public intoxication charges. 

He was arrested in February on suspicion of grand theft and criminal mischief.

A month later he was arrested again for allegedly trashing a hotel room. Previously to that, he was arrested in October 2014 for malicious injury to property. 

The statement further explained that “Nicky will not be attending any events during the months of June and July – but has plans to return to the circuit late summer after he has successfully completed his treatment program.”

Nicholas has already been admitted to rehab twice before, in 2004 and again in 2010.