Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers wants to clear the air.

Earlier this month, the actor was photographed taking pulls from a vodka bottle and stumbling through the streets in London. Fans grew increasingly concerned when he didn't show up to promote his movie, Damascus Cover, during the Cannes Film Festival last week. The 37-year-old actor, who has been to rehab three times, addressed his latest incident via his fiancée Mara Lane's Instagram Tuesday.

"Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time. I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think too badly of me," he wrote. "I stopped drinking immediately and it is no reflection on Damascus Cover as I was not meant to attend Cannes this year and I apologize to fans and colleagues."

"I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my disheveled appearance as I was on my way home from a friends and had not changed I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life," the actor wrote. "Love and blessings."

In 2013, he discussed his sobriety in an interview with The Mirror.

"I was wild, I was as wild as you can get. When you are on the front of newspapers for stupidity, getting drunk at airports, fighting with cops and stuff like that, you wake up the next day and you can hardly f--king remember it. Responsibility gets diminished," he said. "As you get older you see the stupid things you have done. It is not the consequences for yourself but your family get hurt, your friends get hurt."

"At some point you come to a place—and I was lucky because some of my friends have never got to that place—where I saw it as something that was separate from me. It is kind of insanity to do it to that level. I was able to come to that realization and I look for different things in life now. I had a good chat with my really close friends and I came to the end of whatever, going out, getting pissed, getting into trouble. It got really boring because I knew where I was going to go the whole time. I knew where I was going to end up," said Meyers, who's perhaps best known for starring in The Tudors. "Now I don't do nothing. Once you make the decision you have had enough of something, the decision is made you have had enough."

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