updated 06/30/2014 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/01/2014 AT 8:00 PM ET
“Contrary to previous erroneous reports, Shia LaBeouf has not checked into a rehabilitation facility but he is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction,” his rep says in a statement.
“He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery.”
The news comes after a string of bizarre behavior from the former Transformers star, 28, who gained fame on Disney Channel’s Even Stevens.
In February, the actor walked out of a press conference and wore a paper bag over his head at the premiere of Nymphomanic in Berlin, just a month after he said he was leaving public life.
LaBeouf told Parade magazine in 2009 that he was “working to be a better person.”