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Although many stars let tabloid rumors about them slide, Macaulay Culkin and his reps want to set the record straight regarding reports that the Home Alone actor is struggling with a serious heroin and prescription-drug addiction.
The article in question even suggested that Culkin, 31, may only have six months to live with his alleged substance abuse problems. According to the National Enquirer's cover story, Culkin reportedly spends up to $6,000 a month on prescription and illegal drugs, most notably heroin and oxycodone.
But Culkin's rep says those rumors are completely false, telling E! News that "the report in the National Enquirer that Macaulay Culkin is addicted to heroin and assorted hallucinogenics is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious."
The actor's rep protested even further, saying: "We beseech the responsible media to consider the source and its reputation and to please not perpetuate this destructive and insulting story by pursuing it any further."
Despite the rep's denials, this isn't the first time that Culkin's health has been questioned. Back in February, a photo of Culkin looking incredibly gaunt (and scruffy) in New York City spurred a flurry of rumors, to which the rep replied at the time: "Macaulay Culkin is in perfectly good health"
We're glad to hear that the actor is fine! He might want to consider gaining a few pounds to avoid confusion.