General Hospital alum Tyler Christopher has been arrested for public intoxication after he was allegedly found passed out in an airport on Friday (May 26).
Burbank PD told TMZ that cops were called about a man napping near the American Airlines terminal, with officers believing the incident may have been alcohol-related.
When they woke Christopher up, he reportedly said he had missed his flight. However, he was still handcuffed and booked for public intoxication as sources claim he “displayed clear and objective signs of intoxication” and was “unable to care for himself.”
The actor has since been cited and released with a court date.
The recent incident is very similar to his 2019 arrest, which happened after an Uber driver dropped him off at his Martinsville, Indiana residence.
According to the driver, Christopher had allegedly fallen asleep and urinated on himself in the back of the car. In a police report obtained by Page Six, he was also accused of “harassing, annoying or alarming another person” as well as being intoxicated by “alcohol or a controlled substance.”
It marked his second public intoxication incident that month; the first occurred after someone called the cops when he tried to get into their car at a Walgreens, per TMZ.
Christopher is best known for his roles as Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital from 1996-2016 and as Stefan DiMera on Days of Our Lives from 2017-2019.
Regarding his exit from both series, the star — who revealed he had his first drink at nine years old before flatlining three times (twice from alcohol poisoning and once from withdrawal) —attributed his abrupt exits from the soap operas to his addiction to alcohol while speaking on Maurice Benard’s State of Mind series.
“It crushed me, because I took for granted the one thing I love the most. It was devastating for a myriad of reasons,” he said, per Michael Fairman TV. “One, the thing that I love the most was taken away. Two, I threw it away. Nobody took it away from me. I dropped it, okay?”
He added, “My pride and ego were very quick to intervene. ‘Who can I blame for this?’ And when I looked in the mirror, there was only one person to point the finger at.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357.