‘Saving Private Ryan’ Actor Tom Sizemore in Critical Condition After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

The “Black Hawk Down” actor was found unconscious in his Los Angeles home

Tom Sizemore

Actor Tom Sizemore, best known for his role in “Saving Private Ryan,” is in a Los Angeles hospital in critical condition after suffering a brain aneurysm.

According to his manager Charles Lago, Sizemore was found unconscious in his home around 2 a.m. Sunday and was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he remains in the intensive care unit.

Sizemore has a history of substance abuse problems — including addiction to cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines — that began when he was 15. After struggling with Dr. Drew Pinsky’s program for 10 years, Sizemore appeared on the third season of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” in 2010, after which Sizemore achieved sobriety. Pinsky cited Sizemore as one of the show’s biggest successes.

In 2013, he told “Access Hollywood” that his “Heat” co-star Robert De Niro joined his family in an intervention to get him on the right track.

“I walked in to see my shrink and I walked in and there were all these people there … and I sit down and Bob came in and goes, ‘OK. OK, now we can talk … Now you listen to me, I’m no psychiatrist … but you’re either going to go to rehab or go to prison,’ and in walks a cop,” Sizemore told “Access Hollywood.”

“I was trying to make a joke out of it because all these people are there and I’m embarrassed and he went, ‘Tom, I’m not playing. They’ll put you in jail for a year!’”

On De Niro’s insistence, Sizemore checked into rehab when the 1995 film wrapped.

The problem, however, continued. In January 2019, Sizemore was arrested for misdemeanor drug possession of “various illegal narcotics” after his car was pulled over by the Burbank Police Department for expired registration stickers.

Among Sizemore’s other credits are “Natural Born Killers,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Black Hawn Down” and more recently, “Cobra Kai.”