After a long history of drug use and legal troubles, Edward Furlong recently stated that he has been clean for four years. When asked about his addiction to a news source, he said it started when he was young and not many people were looking for him at the time. Furlong stated that he started smoking weed, beer and magic mushrooms before being exposed to cocaine and heroin in his 20s. He went on to say that he was high, drinking and partying, and suddenly he felt like he was among the people and somehow he belonged.
After his first child with Rachael Bella in 2006, the actor said he stopped using heroin. However, two years later, Bella filed for divorce and Furlong was accused of habituating his child to cocaine. Furlong eventually got a restraining order from Bella. His ex-wife, Monica Keena, accused him of domestic violence in 2012 and he was sentenced to 180 days in prison.
Although he had several major roles in a few films, his career collapsed as his drug use increased. He was on heroin, meth, and DMT, and he overdosed once. He said he was detained in 2016 while under the influence of an illegal narcotic. Edward Furlong was supposedly sentenced to six months of treatment and spent a year at Wavelengths Recovery in Huntington Beach. Furlong added that he now has a good relationship with his child and that people like him more.
Edward Furlong’s fortune
The 44-year-old’s worth is estimated at around $100,000 by CelebrityNetWorth. Although details of his net worth are not public, his work in the entertainment world made him a lot of money. Edward Furlong became known for his role as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He was 13 at the time and his appearances in A Home of Our Own and Before and After followed.
After his role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, he took part in such films as Little Odessa, American Heart, Pet Sematary Two and others. He appeared in the music video for Aerosmith’s Livin’ on the Edge and as Michael Brower in the 1994 film Brainscan. In 1995, he starred in the film adaptation of The Grass Harp. In 2019, he returned to Terminator: Dark Fate as John Connor, shooting a facial image the day before when John Connor was killed in the first series.
His career started to decline after 2000 and most of his films were released straight to DVD. Due to his drug addiction, he was unable to resume his role as John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In 2004, he starred in a music video for Metallica’s The Unnamed Feeling. Edward Furlong continues to star in films such as Jimmy & Judy, The Crow: Wicked Prayer and Night of the Demons, as well as television shows such as CSI: NY. In 2011, he appeared in two sequences of The Green Hornet and in 2015 he appeared in two scenes of Star Trek: Renegades.