Shia LaBeouf is finally opening up about his controversial headline-making year admitting that he went through a bit of 'existential crisis'.
The actor's bizzare antics included getting accused of plagiarism, attending the red carpet of Nymphomaniac wearing a paper bag with 'I am not famous anymore' written on it, later inviting people to see him in an exhibition while he was still wearing the bag.
LaBeouf raised concerns about his well being when he disrupted a Broadway show of Cabaret and got arrested. In the police station, the actor yelled, "Do you know who I am?" and then spat at an officer's feet.
The actor said he was sorry for spitting at the officer while explaining what went wrong with him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"Man, I went through, like, an existential crisis, which turned into some explorations. I had some hiccups, some judgement errors," he told DeGeneres.
LaBeouf got treatment for alcohol abuse after the arrest, and pleaded guilty in court last month in a deal that involved no jail time or probation based on his cooperation and treatment since the arrest.
The 28-year-old actor said being in jail sobered him up. "Jail was quite scary," he said, adding it was "the worst time" as "they put a Hannibal mask on me" for spitting on a cop.
"I'm sorry if you're watching dude. I'm sorry. That was crazy, man," he said.
The actor said another thing that helped was an angry call from his Shayna, who told him to clean up his act.
LaBeouf said his 12-mile daily run is his 'salvation'.