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Tom Sizemore told to beat drugs or die

‘Private Ryan’ star failed drug testing seven times
/ Source: Reuters

Actor Tom Sizemore was told Thursday to either overcome his addiction to methamphetamine or die from it.

A Los Angeles judge said the “Black Hawk Down” and “Saving Private Ryan” actor was “out of control and cannot stop. Meth has consumed any will he may have had to stop.”

“There are two ways for you to go,” Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. told Sizemore at a hearing. “One is to recover. The other is to die.”

Sizemore faces up to four years in jail when he is sentenced next month on charges of methamphetamine possession and violation of probation for a 2003 domestic violence conviction stemming from a short-lived relationship with former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

Prosecutors said Sizemore, 43, had failed court-imposed drug testing seven times this month alone, despite living in a drug treatment center. In one case, he was caught trying to use a prosthetic penis sewn into his boxer shorts and filled with a clean urine sample to fake the results.

The judge rejected a prosecution request that Sizemore be taken into custody pending his March 24 sentencing date.