It’s no secret that Zach Efron completed a stint in rehab last year however, the actor has rarely opened up about the cicusmstances which led to his decision - until now. 

The 26-year-old heartthrob appeared in the first episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, a new reality series on NBC, and got candid when it came to the topic of his time in treatment, sharing insight into his life before rehab while revealing that he hit rock bottom due to the media’s fascination with his personal life. 

The actor says it became impossible to go out in the world because, as he put it, the press followed him everywhere. So he needed what he called a ‘social lubricant’ to build up the courage to venture outside his house. 

Hear Zac talk about his problem and how he got back in check below