24 star Kiefer Sutherland appears to be having a tough time dealing with the cancellation of his hit TV series (yeah, that, OR it was just another Thursday night for him) because the Kief got a bit drunk, a bit rowdy and a bit thrown out of a strip club in London, England last night. His night started out innocently enough as he made his way to The Covent Garden Hotel Bar for a night of revelry … that led him to a strip club called Stringfellows … where things really got interesting. There was much boozing, much raucousness and, eventually, some scrapping with security as Sutherland was ejected from the club and set away … shirtless. Ever the consummate professional, Kiefer managed to pull himself together just a few hours later to start a whole new day:
TELLY special agent KIEFER SUTHERLAND goes out on a mission – to get plastered on the streets of London. And the Hollywood actor, famed as 24 hero Jack Bauer, seemed to have no trouble achieving his objective, ending up shirtless in a tussle with Stringfellows security. Sutherland, described by onlookers as “absolutely screamingly paralytic”, was even put in a headlock by bouncers as he lashed out. This is how the longest night of his drinking life unfolded into the early hours of yesterday.
10.40pm: The 43-year-old actor, born in the capital, is spotted outside The Covent Garden Hotel Bar before meeting a pal. Two hours later he is seen with five empty wine glasses on his table and heard ordering more.
2.00am: Sutherland is driven to Stringfellows lapdancing club, where an insider said: “He went bananas, shouting nonsense and dancing like Peter Crouch before kicking off when asked to leave.”
3.35am: Bouncers hustle him from the premises after a reported bust-up, exposing his tattooed torso as they muscle him to his car.
3.36am: Grim-faced security guards finally seem to have him under control.
3.40am: The battle to pour him into his motor continues as the actor staggers in the street.
3.45am: The dazed dad of one sits in the car until finally, at 4.00am: He falls into the street outside his hotel, giggling and with his jacket unbuttoned.
11.50am: Sutherland sits outside, recovering with a ciggie.
The star, a hit in Fox and Sky One’s 24, is in town to plug his new film Twelve. He served 48 days’ jail in 2007 after drink-driving offences and apologised last year after headbutting a male fashion designer.
Check out more photos from Kiefer’s crazy night HERE. Ugh … this poor man. He’s an amazing actor and is insanely talented but it’s plainly obvious that he has a huge problem with alcohol. You may recall that last month we learned that Kiefer Sutherland, looking for a party in the wee hours of the morning here in LA, stumbled into a house party (that was completely over) in search of fun and booze. That story was, at least, cute for the party host who happened to be a big Kiefer Sutherland fan … but this story, about his getting so drunk that he had to be thrown out of a strip club and into the street, is not cute at all. It’s clear to me that he needs help … whether he’ll get the help he needs before he ends up doing something really stupid is another story. For his sake, I hope he finds a way to control his addiction … my fear is that one of these days, he’ll get himself in real trouble that will come with very serious consequences :(