Tom Sizemore, the meth-addled Heidi Fleiss-beating thespian whose drug-related antics most recently landed him an eight-week stint in court-ordered rehab, says this time it’s for real.
Last month, after the reportedly priapic Saving Private Ryan actor was caughtusing a prosthetic penis called a Whizzinator to pass a court-mandated drug test, a disgusted L.A. judge confined him to Pasadena’s LasEncinas Hospital in the care of Dr. Drew Pinsky,the cloying Hollywood shrink who dispenses sex advise on the syndicated radio show Loveline and Discovery Health’s Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew.
Since then, sources say, Sizemore has made an earnest attempt at recovery. A recent visitor to the plush compound reports that the actor spends his days in group therapy and private counseling sessions, and is often seen padding around the manicured grounds in heart-patterned white pajamas. As part of his sentence, Sizemore is also required to complete homework assignments in a clinic-provided workbook and finish a 12-step program for crystal meth abuse. “It’s pretty hardcore,” says our source. “If you fuck around, you’re out.” (Courtney Love reportedly lasted less than 24 hours here in 2003.)
While Sizemore’s previous attempts at recovery were unsuccesful, his friends report that this time he’s giving an honest go at getting sober. “I don’t want to go to prison for four years,” he told one pal, referring to the sentence he’ll face if he violates his parole yet again. In the past, Sizemore was flippant about staying clean. “This time he’s really got no choice.”
Messages left for Sizemore’s spokesperson went unreturned. The actor is scheduled to appear in court on September 15.
UPDATE: Just when we were starting to feel sorry for him, Sizemore goes and hits a new low: www.xxxtom.com, “Home of the Sexual Adventures of Tom Sizemore,” went live yesterday afternoon. The footage of Sizemore and a bevy of unlucky women was shot by the actor himself at his home with multiple cameras over a period of several years. Hopefully, he’ll funnel the proceeds to his lawyer, not his dealer [NSFW].