Ezra Miller seeking treatment for ‘complex mental health issues’, shares apology following a string of troubling well-publicized incidents

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Ezra Miller. Image: Evan Agostini/ Invision/ AP

Ezra Miller issues apology, says they’ve begun treatment for “complex mental health issues” following “intense crisis


The Flash star Ezra Miller has broken their silence over a series of troubling incidents that had many online calling for the actor to be ‘cancelled’.


In a new statement (August 15), released via a representative, Miller said:

“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,” the statement reads. “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 played DC Comics character Barry Allen in 2017’s Justice League and its 2021 counterpart, Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

However their role in the comic book franchise has been overshadowed and seriously jeopardized by their actions off-screen, resulting in increasing calls from people demanding Warner Bros. – the studio behind “The Flash” – cut Miller from any future projects for “problematic” behavior.


Ezra Miller in The Flash
Ezra Miller in The Flash (DC)
Miller’s statement comes following a series of well-publicized incidents and legal issues which kept the star in the headlines and trending on social media for worrying behavior.
In March, Miller was arrested in Hilo, Hawaii, and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a bar, per reports from the Hawaii County Police Department.

The 29-year-old actor, who is queer and uses they/them pronouns, allegedly became agitated when patrons at the bar in Hilo began singing karaoke.


On April 19, Miller pleaded no contest and was fined $500 for the disorderly conduct charge, court records show, while the harassment charge was dismissed.


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Earlier that same day (April 19), Miller was arrested for second-degree assault following an incident at a private residence in the district of Puna, near the town of Pāhoa, according to reports from the Hawaii Police Department.

Records show there has not been any subsequent charges filed related to that incident, but it definitely didn’t go unnoticed in the press and on social media.


Then, on August 9, Miller was cited for felony burglary after allegedly stealing alcohol from a home in Stamford, Vermont. The residents of the home were away at the time of the incident, according to a press release from state police.
Miller is now ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court on September 26 for an arraignment on the burglary charge, the release noted.


Miller also faced allegations in the state related to their living situation with an unnamed young mother and her three children.

Rolling Stone reported that Vermont’s child services department had begin investigating Miller due to concerns that the actor was concealing the family’s whereabouts, and that the mother and children’s “safety cannot be reassured.”

According to a court document seen by Rolling Stone, Miller told police the family have not lived there for months. 


The Flash is reportedly still set for release on June 23, 2023.


Variety reportes that a source close to the situation claims Warner Bros. supports Miller’s decision to seek professional help, while a Hollywood Reporter insider previously shared one of the studio’s contingency plans was a Miller apology tour followed by “limited press.”



Miller’s relationship with public controversy began in 2020, after a video emerged online (below) appearing to show Miller choking a fan outside a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland.



Miller paid $500 bail and was released from custody, according to local police.
On April 19, the actor pleaded no contest and was fined $500 for the disorderly conduct charge, a court record shows, and the harassment charge was dismissed.