Tom Sizemore’s family is coming to terms that the actor might not survive and now are considering “end of life matters” after he suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18. Charles Lago, the actor’s manager, has confirmed Sizemore’s condition.
On Monday, Lago released a statement that revealed Sizemore’s hopeless case. The doctors have already informed the family that nothing could be done to resuscitate the actor back to life. They also recommended an “end of life” option.
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Tom Sizemore’s Family Contemplating “End Of Life” Decision As Actor Remains In Coma
A statement will be released on Wednesday as Sizemore’s family decide on the matter. Lago’s statement continued (via Variety):
“We are asking for privacy for his family during this difficult time and they wish to thank everyone for the hundreds of messages of support, and prayers that have been received. This has been a difficult time for them.”
Sizemore collapsed on February 18 around 2 a.m. and was rushed to the hospital from his home in Los Angeles. The doctors confirmed he suffered from a brain aneurysm as an effect of a stroke. He fell into a coma and is receiving intensive health care.
The 61-year-old actor rose to fame during the 1990s and built his portfolio playing tough guy roles in several action movies. He is popularly known for playing Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath in the 1998 war drama film Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg, which won the Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. His other film credits include Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Passenger 57, True Romance, and Natural Born Killers.
He also worked with several prolific directors in Hollywood, such as Martin Scorsese, Peter Hyams, Carl Franklin, Michael Mann, Oliver Stone, Michael Bay, and Ridley Scott.
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Did Previous Substance Addiction Cause a Brain Aneurysm?
This is not the first time Tom Sizemore suffered from health problems. In a 2013 interview with The Guardian, he spoke about his recovery from drug abuse. The actor revealed it was Robert De Niro who personally brought him into rehab.
Sizemore has been very open about his struggles with substance abuse, he also appeared on the reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The actor admitted he went into rehabilitation several times (via CNN):
“I was fairly hopeless, and I wasn’t enjoying it, but I didn’t know how to stop. And having been to rehab many times and felt the pain of withdrawal and the horrible, for me it’s horrible, it’s been difficult first 90 days, 120 days, now I’m in an area that I haven’t been in before with the meth.”
Acute intoxication of drugs is considered a risk factor for brain aneurysm, which could have caused Tom Sizemore’s sudden collapse. The actor remains in critical condition.
Source: Variety, The Guardian, CNN
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