Zac Efron opens up about fight with a homeless man

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Zac Efron Opens Up About Fight with Homeless Man


Zac Efron opens up on his fight with a homeless man -- and his decision to get sober.

The 'Neighbors' star calls the brawl "the most terrifying moment in my life." In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zac talks about the night he tried to defend his friend after running out of gas on Skid Row.

Zac said, "A homeless guy, or vagrant, tapped on the driver's-side window. Before I knew it, [my friend] was out of the car, and they started fighting. I saw that [the homeless man] was carrying some sort of knife, or shank, and i got out of the car to disarm him."

The 26-year-old actor was punched in the face before police were able to defuse the situation. People mentions Efron went on to talk to about his well-publicized stint in rehab, admitting he has since joined Alcoholics Anonymous and regularly sees a therapist.

"I'm much more comfortable in my own skin. Things are so much easier now."

And Hollywood is speaking out! Rob Lowe, who has completed substance abuse treatment himself, tweeted some words of wisdom that appear to be directed at Efron.

"A thought: if you only find out a person has been to rehab weeks or months after they got out, they're probably serious about recovery."

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WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Actor Zac Efron attends the premiere of 'Neighbors' at Regency Village Theatre on April 28, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Actor Zac Efron attends the premiere of 'Neighbors' at Regency Village Theatre on April 28, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Zac Efron arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Zac Efron and LaQuishe Wright arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actor Zac Efron speaks onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 08: Actor Seth Rogan (L) and actor Zac Efron arrives at the premiere of 'Neighbors' during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Paramount Theatre on March 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Zac Efron arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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