The Tudors star, who has checked into rehab a number of times over the years to address his drinking problem, appeared to have gone back to his wild ways after pictures emerged of him swigging from a bottle of vodka on a London street in the middle of the day.

Meyers has now addressed the pictures in a post on his rumoured fiancee Mara Lane's Instagram.com page, admitting he is "embarrassed" about his relapse and has already stopped drinking.

He writes, "Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time. I apologises (sic) for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think too badly of me. I stopped drinking immediately... and I apologise to fans and colleagues. I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my dishevelled appearance as I was on my way home from a friends (sic) and had not changed I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life. Love and blessings. #Rebel #Angel"

Meyers also told fans his relapse had nothing to do with his absence from the Cannes Film Festival in France this month (May15), insisting he was never scheduled to appear at the event to promote his film Damascus Cover.