The Flash star Ezra Miller says they are seeking treatment for what they describe as “complex mental health issues.”
In a statement provided to Variety by a representative of the actor, Miller made a public statement about their increasingly troublesome behavior. Unfortunately for them, the headlines have been full of that behavior lately, including not only a series of legal issues, but assault charges and abuse allegations. Miller also apologized for their actions.
“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 says. “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.”
Miller is non-binary, and uses they/them pronouns. They played the DC Comics character Barry Allen in 2017’s Justice League and the Zack Snyder editor’s cut in 2021 counterpart, as well as the role of Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts films. His various antics, though, currently cast a long shadow over the upcoming release of The Flash on June 23, 2023 by Warner Bros. Studios. The film isn’t one Warner Bros. can afford to back away from, as it is a keystone event in their planned story arc involving established Justice League heroes.
Most recently, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Vermont, after state police investigated an incident involving several bottles of alcohol being taken from a residence while the homeowners were not present. The actor made headlines in 2020 after a recording surfaced in which they appeared to be choking a woman outside of a bar in Iceland. No charges were filed on that one, but they managed to get themselves arrested twice in Hawaii this year alone. The studio, as one might expect, supports Miller’s decision to seek professional help.
It’s important to note here that most people with Ezra Miller’s level of dysfunction are incapable of recognizing the fact on their own, and lack the self-awareness necessary to seek help. Miller’s exceptional nature as a human being extends to this as well, and from our perspective, we are very pleased that they are able to make serious effort to set everything right again.