Zac Efron Was Recently a Raging Cokehead

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Did you know Zac Efron went to rehab earlier this year? Yeah, pretty much no one did until E! reported it this afternoon, with a source saying he’s now “healthy, happy and not drinking.”

Except according to TMZ, it wasn’t booze Zac had issues with — it was blow and Ecstasy. And the issues were harsh.

We’re told the problem spiraled out of control during the filming of Seth Rogen’s movie “Neighbors,” which was shot during a narrow time frame beginning in April.

Sources tell us Zac — who also starred in the movie — was a no-show on a number of days. As one source connected with the film tells us, “It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine.”

Three other sources confirm … Zac’s problem was rooted in cocaine, but say he also dabbled in Molly — a pure form of Ecstasy, and a popular drug in clubs and raves.

We’re told … early this year, Zac and some friends went on a coke rager in a room at the SkyLofts at the MGM Grand in Vegas … and caused around $50k in damage. No word on who took care of the bill.

The hell? A few hours ago we weren’t even aware Zac Efron had a substance abuse problem, and now we find out it was so bad that he used to go on all-out coke-fueled benders and trash hotel rooms like a ’70s era rock star? And no one who knew talked about it until now?

Damn. Nicely done, Efron camp. I don’t know who you paid off and how much, but even keeping the story quiet this long was money well-spent.