Colin Farrell Enters Rehab

The Alexander star is being treated for exhaustion and dependency on prescription medication

Colin Farrell has entered an undisclosed treatment facility for exhaustion and dependency on prescription medication related to a back injury, his publicist says.

“We ask that the press respect the privacy of Mr. Farrell and his family,” the rep, Danica Smith, said in a written statement provided to the Associated Press. “No other comments (are) to be made at this time,” Smith added.

The Dublin-born actor, 29 – whose latest movie, A New World opens on Christmas Day – has established a reputation for hell raising. Earlier this year, when asked about London nightlife at that city’s premiere of Alexander (which ultimately proved a critical and commercial disappointment), Farrell told PEOPLE: “I love it … the bars, the restaurants, the clubs – loads to do. I was here for two months doing Alexander, and we didn’t really leave the hotel bar.”

Describing Farrell, Alexander costar Val Kilmer said: “He’s a lot of fun. … I’m still hurting from last night in Madrid. And I like Madrid! But I don’t remember any of it. He has this amazing power.”

This summer, Farrell sued former girlfriend Nicole Narain, a Playboy Playmate, for allegedly trying to sell a tape of them having sex. A Los Angeles judge subsequently granted a restraining order banning her from placing the video on the market.

Farrell, who has a 2-year-old son, stars in the upcoming widescreen version of ’80s TV favorite Miami Vice, in which he plays Sonny Crockett, opposite Ray Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx’s Tubbs.

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