Sizemore is in a “bad way,” Lago said. It is also not known whether he will be able to make a full recovery. Sizemore has had a host of problems in the past with a history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law. He has also previously been arrested for DUI, domestic violence, and possession of a controlled substance.
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Sizemore has battled drug addiction since he was 15, and was convicted in 2003 of domestic violence against his girlfriend, Heidi Fleiss. At the time, he was sentenced to seven months in jail and four months in drug treatment for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation on March 25, 2005. He was also caught attempting to fake the urine test using a Whizzinator.
On May 8, 2007, Sizemore was arrested outside the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Bakersfield, California, for possession of methamphetamine, while still on probation for a previous drug conviction.
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In a 2013 interview, Sizemore claimed that fellow actor Robert De Niro set him on the oath of sobriety after a stern interrogation. De Niro personally checked Sizemore into rehab. On January 5, 2019, in Burbank, California, Sizemore was arrested for misdemeanor drug possession of “various illegal narcotics.”