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Jonathan Rhys Meyers apologizes to fans after drinking photos surface

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers apologized to fans through his finacée’s Instagram account after photos the actor holding what appeared to be a vodka bottle on a London street surfaced this month.

“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,” Meyers wrote on Mara Lane’s Instagram account alongside of photo of Lane.

The actor had missed the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new film Damascus Cover, but noted that his absence was not indicative of the project’s worth.

“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,” he wrote. “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.”

 

Later on Tuesday, Lane posted a photo of herself with Meyers. The picture included the caption: “Wishing you a lovely day and rest of week. With Love, J&M.”

Wishing you a lovely day and rest of week. With Love, J&M

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Meyers has discussed his addiction to alcohol in the past, most recently in a 2013 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,” Meyers said. “Responsibility gets diminished. 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.”

A representative for Meyers was not immediately available to comment. For more, head to PEOPLE.