The Flash star Ezra Miller has issued an apology for their recent behavior.
According to Variety, the 29-year-old actor confirmed that they are suffering “complex mental health issues” following a series of issues, including assault and abuse allegations.
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said. “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
Earlier this month, Miller was charged with felony burglary – adding to their growing legal issues. They are due to appear in court for this charge on September 27.
Miller, who is set to star as Justice League member The Flash in their own solo movie, has been accused of throwing a chair at a woman, grooming minors, and other serious misconduct. As well as the burglary charges in Vermont, Miller has seen legal issues pop up in Hawaii, Massachusetts, and North Dakota.
The actor drew nationwide attention when they abruptly deleted their Instagram account and seemingly vanished. Warner Bros. Discovery has kept quiet amid the growing concerns about Miller’s behavior, but it was recently reported that the studio is preparing for multiple scenarios when it comes to The Flash. It’s likely that this is, in part, responsible for Miller’s sudden statement.
The first scenario, as detailed by a Warner Bros. insider, is that the studio goes ahead with the planned release of The Flash but with limited press. The only stipulation, under this scenario, is that Miller seeks professional help after returning to their family home.
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Eventually, Miller would be expected to do an interview to explain their recent behavior, and it seems likely that this statement may have been issued to satisfy this agreement.
Nevertheless, the public apology could be a sign that Warner Bros. intends to release the film regardless of its star’s behavior. It has also been confirmed that The Flash and Blue Beetle are safe following the studio’s cancellation of Batgirl.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.