Nicholas Brendon has pulled out of promotional occasions for his new film Wanton Need, citing medical points he is suffered since a current jail stint.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor, 50, has suffered “deep-seated medical problems and immense pain” after he was arrested final month in Indiana and charged with felony prescription fraud, his supervisor Theresa Fortier advised The Day by day Mail.
He is skilled “paralysis in his genitals” and legs, and is awaiting scans on his again and groin areas. Fortier added that he would require main again surgical procedure within the coming days.
Brendon suffers from Cauda equina syndrome, which is when the nerve roots within the lumbar backbone are compressed, limiting motion and sensation. The situation was reportedly exacerbated by his jail stint in August.
“Proper now he’s concentrating on his well being. He’s not doing promotion for the movie,” Fortier mentioned.
Brendon’s supervisor didn’t reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
He was arrested on Aug. 18 after he allegedly used false info to acquire pharmaceuticals. Along with the felony cost, he was additionally charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly failing to correctly establish himself when pulled over by police, handing them a California ID with the identify Kelton Schultz. Brendon advised police it was his brother’s ID (he has an an identical twin brother named Kelly Donovan and their household identify is Schultz).
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The Felony Minds actor was held at Vigo County Jail however was launched quickly after on his personal recognizance. Fortier mentioned he was made to sleep on a concrete flooring throughout his keep. “In the course of the arrest they weren’t fairly cautious along with his situation,” she added.
His newest brush with the legislation comes after a series of arrests and struggles with his mental health, in addition to drug and alcohol dependancy. He was serving a three-year probation sentence on the time of final month’s arrest, in response to the Desert Solar.
Brendon, who starred in Buffy as Xander Harris for the whole thing of its seven-season run from 1997 to 2003, checked himself into rehab in April 2004.
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“After realizing that I had a illness that was taking management of my life, I made a decision that the easiest way for me to regain my well being was to enter a remedy facility,” he wrote in an announcement on the time.
The Psycho Seaside Occasion actor returned to rehab in 2010, after he was tasered by police and charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery in opposition to a police officer, TMZ reported on the time. After pleading no contest, Brendon was sentenced to probation and neighborhood service.
He was arrested again in October 2014 in Boise, Idaho, the place he was charged with malicious damage to property and restraining or obstructing officers. Police responded to a disturbance in a resort foyer, the place Brendon “confirmed indicators of intoxication and repeatedly refused officers instructions to remain seated whereas officers tried to talk to witnesses.”
Brendon was later arrested on 4 separate events in 2015, leading to fees together with grand theft, criminal mischief, public intoxication and impairment. He was additionally charged with theft within the third diploma, in addition to causing damages of up to $1000 in a Florida resort. Brendon entered two remedy facilities that yr as properly, one in June for depression, alcoholism and substance abuse, and one other in October for depression.
After pleading guilty to criminal mischief for allegedly grabbing his girlfriend by the throat that October in Sarasota Springs, New York, Brendon was arrested once more in October 2017 for allegedly attacking his girlfriend in a California resort room. The girlfriend has energetic protecting orders in opposition to him, and he was charged with domestic violence, leading to his present three-year probation sentence.
Brendon stars in Wanton Need, premiering Sept. 28 on Amazon Prime Video.