Ezra Miller, ‘The Flash’ star, is receiving treatment for mental health issues

“Having recently gone through a severe crisis, I now understand that I suffer from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said. “I would like to apologize to everyone for being alarmed and upset by my past behaviour.”

Miller, who is non-binary and uses he/she pronouns, added: “I am committed to doing the work necessary to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”

Miller’s statement comes after a string of legal issues that have put the actor in the headlines and questioned his future on the big screen.

In March, Miller was arrested in Hilo, Hawaii, and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a bar, according to the Hawaii County Police Department.

Miller was released from custody after posting $500 bail, according to local police.

On April 19, the actor pleaded no contest and was fined $500 to the disorderly conduct charge, court records show, and the harassment charge was dismissed.

Earlier that day, Miller was arrested for second-degree assault after an incident at a private residence in Puna District, near the town of Pahoa, according to the Hawaii Police Department. No charges have been filed in connection with that incident.
And on Aug. 9, Miller was cited for felony theft after allegedly stealing alcohol from a home in Stamford, Vermont, while the owner was away, according to a state law enforcement press release.

Miller was ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Sept. 26 for a hearing on the theft charge, the release said.

In light of the events, Warner Bros., the studio behind “The Flash,” which, like CNN, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, has faced questions about Miller’s future in the role of the iconic character.

Miller has previously appeared in multiple DC superhero films as Barry Allen/The Flash. Released on June 23, 2023, the film will be Miller’s first solo effort in the role.

In an earnings call earlier this month, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslau praised “The Flash” along with other upcoming projects, saying, “We’re very excited about them.”
This comes after months of calls from comics enthusiasts for Grant Gustin, who co-owns Warner Bros. Discovery to portray Barry Allen/The Flash for the CW, to replace Miller in the film. The series will conclude with its upcoming ninth season.

Miller was last seen on the big screen in April’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”

CNN’s Amanda Musa, Amy Simonson and Marianne Garvey contributed to this report.

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