Troubled actor Tom Sizemore had his probation reinstated yesterday (17OCT05), a month after he was ordered to spend another 30 days in a rehabilitation centre for possessing amphetamines.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paula Mabrey told the NATURAL BORN KILLERS star she had seen "remarkable improvement" in his fight against drug addiction.

Sizemore's lawyer MICHAEL ROVELL told the hearing, "He is licking his problem. It is not an easy problem to overcome, but right now he is winning the battle."

Judge Mabrey told Sizemore, "I believe that you know what you need to do to stay out of prison."

Until Monday, Sizemore had been living at a rehab clinic in Pasadena, California, since July (05). Last month (OCT05), he had his probation revoked after using a prosthetic device to fake a drug test in May (05).

Sizemore is due to appear in court again on 4 November (05).