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Terminator 3 Star Nick Stahl Is Safe in Rehab

His misadventures follow those of a succession of actors to play the role of John Connor.

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By McCarton Ackerman

05/21/12

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The Terminator curse continues—but the latest news is much better than it might have been. Nick Stahl—who played John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines—was reported missing by his estranged wife last week, after friends and family were unable to make contact with him for a full week. But the actor has reportedly now told her that he checked into rehab to address ongoing substance abuse issues. His wife, Rose Murphy, double-checked and confirmed with the rehab facility that he was still there. Stahl had already e-mailed friends on May 18, but didn't include Murphy; he apologized for being out of touch completely since May 9, explaining that he was getting treatment and would be out of contact for 30 days. Murphy had previously voiced her concern that drugs were involved in his disappearance; he'd reportedly been frequenting LA's Skid Row lately. Court documents also show that Stahl's visitations with their two-year-old daughter were monitored by a professional, and he was forced to submit to drug testing to prove he hadn't used within 24 hours of any visit.

Stahl's career spans 20 years of roles in movies like The Thin Red Line and Sin City. His rehab stay continues the "John Connor" curse; Edward Furlong, who played the role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, was arrested for a DUI in 2001 and rushed to the hospital for a heroin overdose that same year, while Thomas Dekker of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was charged with two counts of felony DUI after striking a 17-year-old cyclist on a freeway ramp. And Christian Bale, who played Connor in 2009's Terminator Salvation, went on a profanity-laced tirade at the director of photography that eventually went viral.

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