Shia LaBeouf will miss the start of filming for the next Transformers film after undergoing "extensive surgery" following a car crash this weekend.

The 22-year-old actor was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning in Hollywood after his car hit a truck and flipped across the road.

He was detained on suspicion of drink-driving following the 02:30 local time (10:30 BST) incident yesterday.

On Monday his publicist confirmed the arrest and said LaBeouf would miss at least one month's worth of filming for Transformers 2.

Although none of his injuries are life-threatening, he has sustained injuries to his head and hand.

"Attorneys for Mr LaBeouf confirm that an automobile accident involving an additional party occurred early morning in Los Angeles on July 27th 2008," a statement said.

"Shia is currently recovering from extensive hand surgery with plans to return to work on the set of Transformers 2 within one month. No further comment will be issued at this time."

LaBeouf is currently in the Cedars Sinai Medical Centre being treated for his injuries, the same location as his passenger and the driver of the other vehicle..

The young actor, who played Sam Witwicky in last year's Transformers movie was arrested in November 2007 after refusing to leave a pharmacy in Chicago at the end of a night out.

"That was complete and utter insanity," LaBeouf told Empire magazine earlier this year.

"I was an ***hole, and it was a mistake I'm still completely embarrassed about it."


28/07/2008 10:25:01