Verne Troyer, the actor best known as Mimi-Me in the Austin Powers' films has spent the past two weeks in a San Fernando Valley hospital for a severe and deadly addiction to alcohol. TMZ reports that Troyer spoke with the celebrity news site revealing that he has been undergoing treatment for his alcohol addiction. He also reveals that upon his discharge from the San Fernando Valley hospital he will be voluntarily checking himself into a rehab facility.

Verne Troyer admits his battle with alcohol addiction has been difficult

This is not Troyer's first attempt to become sober. In 2002 the actor nearly died from alcohol poisoning and he has also attended several rehab facilities over the years.

The 48-year-old has publicly addressed his alcohol addiction issues releasing the following statement to People magazine on the matter, saying;“I’ve been hearing from some concerned fans, so I’d like to address a very personal situation. As you know, I’ve battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it’s not always been an easy fight, I’m willing to continue my fight day by day.”

'Austin Powers' Mini-Me star thanks fans for continued support.

Troyer is most noted due to his size; at only 2 ft 8 inches Verne reveals his abnormal size is the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism. In 2008 Troyer made celebrity news headlines after a private home made sex tape was leaked of Troyer and his former girlfriend, Ranae Shrider. The sex tape was leaked publicly by Troyer's ex - Shrider and TMZ.

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Troyer later sued all parties involved for an invasion of privacy and copyright infringement.

Throughout his career, Verne Troyer has appeared in numerous hit films including "Jingle All the Way," "Men in Black," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," as well as the "Austin Powers" film series where he played look-alike-villain companion to Dr. Evil also played by former "Saturday Night Live alum Mike Myers.

Verne's television appearances also include spots on "Two and a Half Men," and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "The Girls Next Door," The Surreal Life," "The Smoking Gun's Worlds Dumbest," as a commentator and most recenty in 2015 "Celebrity Wife Swap."

Verne's most recent film appearance was in 2008 in the Michael Myer's comedy "The Love Guru." Since then Troyer reveals he has been placing most of his effort in his official Youtube channel where he discusses a wide variety of topics and original series. which includes a range of original series and topical videos.

Wishing Verne Troyer a speedy recovery and successful rehab stint.