Friends of Rhys Ifans, who recently split with actress Sienna Miller, are worried about his excessive binge drinking.
Ifans has been spotted a couple of times out in London having a number of lonely boozing sessions after he had split from actress Miller earlier this month (Jun08).
The Notting Hill star's drinking has gotten so out of hand that police had to calm him down on Thursday (19Jun08) night after he lashed out at the paparazzi, reportedly trying to hit a photographer with a beer bottle.
Friends of the actor are concerned about the fragile state that he is in, and one of them is said to have told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper that the actor is "inconsolable".
"His life was anarchic already, but now he is going on all these hard-core benders and is inconsolable. He is going to the pub first thing in the morning," Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.
"He is desperate to get her back and has been doing things to remind her how in love they are, such as bombarding her with their favourite Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf CDs," the source added.