Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss is pictured looking healthier as pal says he’s ‘thriving’ at rehab facility while recovering from meth addiction
- Weiss appears healthier and has gained some weight in a photo taken last month when he met up with a friend
- He was arrested January 26 for burglary and then ordered to receive treatment for meth addiction after his release from jail last month
- After an initial detox Weiss is currently undertaking a 90-day treatment program
- Actor, 41, played the role of Goldberg in the hockey-themed Disney films
Mighty Ducks actor Shaun Weiss is on the mend while receiving treatment for his meth addiction.
The 41-year-old former child actor, who played Goldberg in the hockey-themed Disney films, is pictured with a friend late last month looking healthier than he has in years.
In recent mug shots Weiss, who had been living on the streets, looked shockingly gaunt and disheveled after years of drug use.
On the mend: Shaun Weiss, 41, looks healthier than he has done in years in this photo from last month. He has been receiving treatment for a meth addiction since being jailed in January
But since his arrest for burglary in January, Weiss has been on the road to recovery after being ordered to seek treatment.
In a photo shared by pal Drew Gallagher on March 26, as the two caught up over breakfast last month, Weiss looks in great shape and has put on a bit of weight.
‘SHAUN WEISS UPDATE: Shaun is in a great new facility and is thriving! THATS the most important thing.’ Gallagher wrote in a Facebook post.
Sources told TMZ that Weiss was recently moved to a new rehab facility due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He suffers from diabetes so it was too much of a risk to keep with the main population of the treatment center in case he caught COVID-19.
Shocking: In recent mug shots Weiss (here in January), looked extremely gaunt and disheveled. He was living on the streets and suffering from numerous health issues
How he was: Weiss was in better shape in April 2015 when he signed autographs with his Mighty Ducks castmates at a New Jersey expo
Weiss finally got the help he desperately needed last month after he was released from jail and ordered by a Yuba County, California judge to complete a 90-day rehab program following a week-long detox at a center in Orange County, California.
Sources said at the time that the plan is for the Montvale, New Jersey native to finish an outpatient program and take part in a sober house program until he’s cleared to stay in a sober living home.
According to TMZ, executives with an unnamed television series helped coordinate Weiss’s stint at the costly rehab facility. (A Mighty Ducks reboot is in production with Disney+.)
Downward spiral: Weiss is seen here in a mug shot from August 2018 after an arrest for public intoxication. On the right he is seen at PaleyFest in 2011
Disney flick: Weiss is pictured in 1992 movie The Mighty Ducks
Weiss was taken into custody January 26 in connection with residential burglary and being under the influence of meth, and held on $52,500 bail, according to a release from the Marysville Police Department.
Police said that a resident in Marysville, California, a community about 125 miles northwest of San Francisco, contacted them after discovering Weiss on their property.
Responding officers said Weiss broke a window to slip into the vehicle he was found hiding in, in the garage of the home.
Franchise: Weiss’ character was known for his love of flatulence and food and he was significantly larger and and fuller-faced than others on the team. Pictured here in the D2 follow-up in 1994 (far right)
Weiss, who was arrested on the spot, ‘displayed symptoms of being under the influence of methamphetamine,’ police said. The actor told police that he was trespassing and broke into the vehicle that was not his.
The actor has been plagued with drug and legal problems the past few years, as he was also arrested in connection with public intoxication in August 2018 in Oroville, California. He was also arrested for shoplifting in December 201.
Before that, in 2017, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he was arrested in connection with meth possession in Burbank, California.
Flashback: Weiss (R) appeared with Matt Doherty in 1994’s D2: The Mighty Ducks
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