Tom Sizemore, a prominent 90s actor known for his roles in Heat, Black Hawk Down, and Saving Private Ryan, is hospitalized in intensive care following a brain aneurysm that occurred early Saturday morning.
“He is in the hospital,” Charles Lago, Sizemore’s spokesperson and manager said. “His family is aware of the situation and are hoping for the best. It is too early to know about [a] recovery situation as he is in critical condition and under observation.”
Lago also detailed to CNN that it is a “wait and see situation” as his family is “waiting for updates”.
Sizemore is probably best known for his role as Sgt. Mike Horvath in the Steven Spielberg World War II film, Saving Private Ryan, and who delivered the titular line towards the end of the movie, saying, “Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this god awful s—ty mess.”
Sizemore’s acting career seemed to be heading on the right track after starring alongside Hollywood icons like Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, and Woody Harrelson. But his career took a sharp turn in the early 2000s when he became addicted to drugs like cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth.
In a 2010 interview with Larry King, he opened up about his road to sobriety, having been 326 days sober at the time of the interview.
“After my wife left me, I went into a very bad depression,” he told King, “and I met Heidi [Fleiss] and she gave me this drug called crystal meth, and it alleviated my depression real quickly. Also, it was an aphrodisiac type drug for me. And it was like the line in Hemingway’s book, how did you go bankrupt, Jake Barns says that to one of the other characters in the book. He goes, gradually and suddenly. The same thing for me. How did I end up like I ended up? It was seemingly gradual but then suddenly.”
Regarding whether his ex-wife, Maeve Quinlan, left him because of the drug abuse, he answered, “No, although we battled them together. I got clean when I was with my wife. My wife left me because – drugs may have had something to do with it. I just wasn’t there as a husband.”
In 2003, Sizemore was convicted of domestic violence against his then girlfriend, Heidi Fleiss. He faced similar charges against various former spouses in the following years and pleaded no contest in a 2006 case which involved him using methamphetamine outside a motel.
There is currently no update on his health as he is currently in critical condition, but his family, including his twin sons, Jayden and Jagger, await any word on his hopeful improvement.