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Mighty Ducks' Shaun Weiss Opens Up About Hitting Rock Bottom As He Checks Into Rehab

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Shaun Weiss starred in the classic series The Mighty Ducks back in the 90s, but most recently he has been making headlines after his drunken arrest earlier this month.

In California this August, Weiss was brought into the Oroville police station when he was found "behaving erratically with flashlights," causing police officers to believe he was intoxicated.

He was brought to jail to sober up, but was apparently polite the whole time. The cops believed he was under the influence of drugs, but weren't sure which kind.

Although in 2017, he was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of meth, so it's possible he had once again been using the illicit drug.

His mugshot tells quite the story though. He face has changed significantly since he was last seen on screen in 2008, looking more gaunt, sickly, and honestly unrecognizable.

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Many people didn't even believe that the mugshot was actually him, but his latest Facebook confession confirms the arrest and reveals that he will be seeking treatment.

His post is surprisingly humorous given the content, but I guess if he was even cracking jokes while in jail it makes sense that he's still got his sense of humor in rehab.

"At this time, in an effort to break free from the self destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse that have landed me at rock bottom, (to be real... BELOW rock bottom. Even rock bottom is like "holy sh!t, how'd you get all the way down there?") I have checked in to a well regarded, long term rehabilitation center," Weiss said on his Facebook page.

He admitted that his life was in danger. "I have surrendered to the reality that without immediate treatment my life is in [imminent] danger," Weiss continued. "My spirit was until recently depleted, weak and shrouded by darkness has been renewed by the overwhelming out-pouring of love and support from fans of my early work as an actor."

He credited his fans for being so supportive over the years, helping him make it through the darker days. "I hear stories about how much Heavyweights or the [Mighty Ducks] movies impacted their lives or helped them through hard times or just made them laugh over and over," he wrote.

"Please believe how medicinal these personal exchanges are for me. Even if you think I'm the knuckle-puck guy or the fat kid from Hook. In the midst of my most challenging times your support is giving me the strength I need to embark down the long road to recovery."

"(Self... please, DO NOT type the next line) Guys, you ARE the wind beneath my wings. (OMG... you went there. A flying V/ Duck reference ON TOP of a throw-back to classic Bette Midler?... you promised you'd be sober when you wrote this,)" he joked.

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He's confident that he will get better. "In closing, I AM going to recover. I'm determined to return to my old self. My mind is set on health and well being."

Weiss also takes a moment to address all the people he's hurt in the past. "To all bridges burned; those who I have: lied to, taken advantage of, manipulated for selfish gains, stolen from... then led the search to help you find what I stole... Relax, I'll buy you a new one. JUST KIDDING!"

"Losing the privilege to share life with you is heavier than the guilt I must carry. I ask not for forgiveness, not for another chance or keys to your OTHER car. However, in knowing the transformation I'm striving for is beyond my own mind and body, I do seek your prayers. If you will."

He went on to thank many of his friends and family for helping him through this difficult time and seeking the treatment he so clearly needed.

We wish him well on his journey through recovery, and hope that everything goes well.

Source - Facebook / TMZ