Verne Troyer has been hospitalized for alcohol addiction, and he says he is voluntarily checking into a treatment center.
Troyer, 48, who is best known as the dastardly clone Mini-Me in Mike Myers‘ Austin Powers series, addressed his ongoing struggles with alcohol.
“I’ve been hearing from some concerned fans, so I’d like to address a very personal situation,” Troyer said in a statement to PEOPLE. “As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.”
Troyer, who was briefly hospitalized two years ago after suffering a seizure during an autograph-signing, thanked fans for their support during this time.
“I’ve been receiving treatment for the last week and I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later this week to continue to get the help that I need,” he said. “I want to thank everyone that’s reached out with their messages of support, it truly means the world to me. With your support, I got this.”
The actor, who also appeared in Myers’ 2008 comedy The Love Guru, is currently focusing on content for his official YouTube channel, which includes a range of original series and topical videos.
TMZ was first to report this story.