Things don't seem to have gotten better for talented but troubled Irish star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 33, who is reportedly struggling with suspected alcohol dependency.

This week The Sun reports the young actor was observed to have developed the shakes because of his excessive drinking.

Rhys Meyers has reportedly checked into a five-star rehabilitation centre in South Africa just days after finishing a drying-out session in London.

A source told The Sun: 'He was very pale and thin and had restless leg syndrome, with one leg shaking if he sat down. That's typical of people who've done a lot of alcohol.'

Tudors star Meyers is reported to have signed up for a three-month stay at the exclusive Montrose Place centre in Cape Town. Let's hope he can get the better of the difficulties he's been dealing with there.