Shia LaBeouf treated for alcoholism

Shia LaBeouf is arraigned in Midtown Community Court, on June 27, 2014, in New York.

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A publicist says Shia LaBeouf is being treated for alcoholism.

Melissa Kates said Tuesday the 28-year-old actor has not checked into a rehab facility but is receiving voluntary treatment for alcohol addiction.

Kates said in a statement that LaBeouf's recent actions -- which include an arrest for disrupting a Broadway play -- are symptoms of a larger health problem.

She said he has taken the first of many necessary steps toward recovery.

LaBeouf was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment during a production of "Cabaret" last week.

The actor was arrested for drunken driving in 2008 after he crashed his pickup truck, injuring his hand and knee.

This past January, LaBeouf made headlines for walking out of a news conference at the Berlin Film Festival, and later appearing with a bag over his head reading "I am not famous anymore."

LaBeouf is best known for appearing in the first three "Transformers" films. He doesn't, however, appear in the latest installment, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.