Actress Sean Young has entered rehab for alcohol abuse following an incident at the Directors Guild of America awards. The 48-year-old actress, in the audience, was later escorted from the event Saturday night after heckling Julian Schnabel, who was nominated for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."
At the DGAs, all of the film nominees get a chance to say a few words before the top prize is announced. Schnabel was a bit slow to start, looking down at the podium. That’s when Young shouted, urging him to “get on with it.” Schnabel figured out it was Young and mentioned she should "have another cocktail."
Then offered her to finish his speech for him and started walking off the stage. Music began playing for his exit, but the audience urged him to stay and he did. Young, was then removed from the ballroom, according to an AP story.
The guild said in a statement: "The DGA wishes to respect Ms. Young’s privacy at this difficult time and declines further comment."
"Actress Sean Young voluntarily admitted herself yesterday to a rehabilitation center for treatment related to alcoholism," a statement from Insignia PR said Tuesday. "It is understood that Young has struggled against the disease for many years."