Macaulay Culkin’s Gaunt Photo

(AP Photo/ Robert Galbraith)

Macaulay Culkin was spotted in NY yesterday looking extremely thin and scruffy, according to an exclusive photo posted by Entertainment Tonight. The photo is surprising enough to spark concern about the Home Alone star’s health.

The 31-year-old actor was seen on the street posing with fans and carrying a can of Red Bull. Click here to see the photo.

Culkin’s rep, however, squashes any negative speculation about the condition of the actor. “Macaulay Culkin is in perfectly good health. For Entertainment Tonight or any other media to speculate otherwise is thoughtless, irresponsible and destructive.”

A Culkin source justifies the photo by saying, “‘He is thin, so when he loses one pound it just looks like more,'” according to US Weekly. A second insider cautioned that the star has had “emotional issues” for years.

Culkin’s childhood stardom was later overshadowed by a highly-publicized dispute with his parents, whom he sued over allegations that they mishandled his fortune. His eight-year relationship with Mila Kunis, although low-key, also found its way into the spotlight until it ended in late 2010.

Culkin is rumored to be starring in the British film Service Man, set for release in 2013.

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