Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss looks totally unrecognizable in new clip after getting clean from drug addiction | The Sun

MIGHTY Ducks star Shaun Weiss looked totally unrecognizable in a new video after getting clean from drug addiction.

The former child star, 44, finally got sober in 2020 after being hooked on methamphetamine and heroin for three years.

Shaun – who shot to fame playing Greg Goldberg in The Mighty Ducks in 1992 – talked about life after overcoming addiction on Thursday.

The actor looked healthy as he appeared on the Australian chat show Today Extra.

"I'm feeling better than I have in years and being able to get back and do movies again is, like, just a dream come true," he said.

'I'll be honest, when all that stuff was going on, I really never thought that I'd be at a spot where I could look back at all that in my rear-view mirror.

"So to be able to be here now, I feel like I got a second chance."

Shaun – who weighed just 96 pounds and was infected with bugs at the height of his addiction – also insisted the partying scene in Hollywood isn't to blame for his downward spiral.

"I think [my addiction] had less to do with Hollywood and a lot to do with other things," he said.

"My depression is what led to my drug addiction, and I figured that out over a thousand hours of therapy."

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Shaun praised the cast and crew of The Mighty Ducks and his 1995 movie Heavyweights for helping him to get sober.

The actor said: "That support has really meant everything to me because I just got to a spot where I really didn't care about myself as much.

"But I really didn't want to let all these people down that were pulling for me."

Shaun made a complete turnaround in January 2022 he celebrated having reached two years of sobriety.

The ex-Disney star checked himself into a rehab facility back in March 2020.

When the pandemic began, Shaun had been residing in a sober living center in California.

His close friend, Drew Gallager, re-shared the image on his Instagram and described the transformation as a "triumph."


Drew mentioned that the Heavyweights star has been "two years sober." 

He wrote: "So proud of you brother — look at you now."

Shaun's drug abuse previously led to a troubling series of legal issues.

Back in 2017, the Freaks and Geeks alum was sentenced to 150 days in jail for petty theft but only served 12 when he was released.

He was arrested again for possession of methamphetamine in Burbank, California.

My depression is what led to my drug addiction and I figured that out over a thousand hours of therapy.

After serving about 90 days, Shaun was locked up a year later in August 2018 for public intoxication.

Then in January 2020, Shaun was caught breaking into a home while high on methamphetamine.

He reportedly busted into a man’s garage in Van Nuys, California, and allegedly smashed the man's car windshield at 7 am, according to the Marysville Police Department.

The report read: “Officers noticed shattered glass on the ground and observed that the passenger window to the vehicle was broken."

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But in July of 2021, the burglary case was dismissed as Shaun successfully completed the drug court program and reached 18 months of sobriety from his meth addiction, according to TMZ.

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