BUFFY The Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon is "drastically worse"as he continues to battle a horror condition which "paralyses his genitals and private parts."
The actor, who played Buffy's sidekick Xander Harris, is now struggling to walk as he experiences the issues in his legs and back.
'THINGS HAVE TURNED DRASTICALLY WORSE'
Nicholas' manager Theresa Fortier gave an update on the 50-year-old's condition after he could not attend the premiere for new movie, Wanton Want.
She told the UK's Daily Mail: “Right now he is concentrating on his health. He is not doing promotion for the film.
“This past week and a half, things have turned drastically worse. He is suffering from paralysis in his genitals and private parts.”
Sadly, his condition means he needs surgical intervention for his increasing problems."
She added: “He has had difficulties with flying.
“Sadly, his condition means he needs surgical intervention for his increasing problems.
"I wish he was on the mend and able to promote this movie.”
It is not known what caused LA native Nicholas' condition, though injury to the spinal cord is one cause of genital paralysis.
Earlier this year, the star had surgery on his spine after slipping on the ice.
He took to his Instagram page to post an image of his hospital bed and wrote: “If you're somewhere impacted with ice, be careful.
"With a rare condition and a slip a week ago, I'm having spinal surgery in 1 hour."
He added: "May you be happy, may you be healthy, and may you be safe."
Nicholas' girlfriend of the time Allison took to her page to add: "Nicky doesn't half ass anything so I'm sure he's going to kick butt and be in recovery soon.
"Thank you all, for all the love & support. For the few who need to hear it, please don't stress us out with hateful judgmental comments.
"Everyone do yourself and everyone a favor by replacing your typical negative self-talk and comments with positive, loving, and encouraging ones. We all deserve it. NickyB Team.”
Nicholas rocketed to fame playing Xander in Buffy from 1997to 2003 before he appeared on Criminal Minds from 2007 to 2014.
From there his career took off and he has been non-stop ever since and is currently working on six new projects according to IMDB, including Wanton Want and Dark Christmas which are scheduled to be released in 2021.
Was Nicholas Brendon arrested?
Yet while Nicholas has had a successful career so far, he is also a known alcoholic.
He first sought treatment for his alcoholism in 2004 but then relapsed later on causing him to check himself into the SOBA Recovery Center in Malibu in 2010.
Five years later, his legal struggles continued as he pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in New York after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the throat, stole her car keys and smashed her cell phone.
In 2015, Nicholas was arrested four times and entered rehab again in June for his alcoholism and in October for depression.
Most recently, Nicholas was arrested on August 18, 2021, and charged with felony prescription fraud and failure to properly identify himself to police.
TMZ reported that after being pulled over for failing to signal and swerving around the road, he handed police a California ID with the name Kelton Schultz when asked to identify himself.
When police searched his vehicle, they then found a perception bottle prescribed to "Nicholas Bender," along with a prescription for amphetamine salts prescribed to "Kelton Schultz."
TMZ also reported that police stated in an affidavit that he admitted to taking medication that was not prescribed to him.
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