Though it's been nearly six years since Micheál Neeson's mother, Natasha Richardson, tragically died in a skiing accident, the 19-year-old admits he's still struggling to accept her passing.
In a new interview, Micheál — who's the son of actor Liam Neeson — confessed the hard-partying and drugs he turned to following his mother's death led him to 'hit rock bottom' and check himself into rehab last year.
Natasha with Micheál (left) and Daniel (right) in 2008. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I was going out, partying a lot, looking for self-gratification. I wanted to be the man, doing these drugs," he said.
"Everybody said, 'This kid has lost his mum, that's where the problem comes from.' And I was like, 'No, it isn't, I just like to party.' But looking back, I realize it was a delayed reaction," he told 'The Sunday Times.'
Though Micheál — who has a younger brother, Daniel, 18 — credits his father for helping him get back on track after this troubled time, he maintained not having a mother figure "definitely set the balance of the family off" during his upbringing.
Liam with Micheál in December 2010. (Photo Credit: Splash Images)
His mother, Natasha, was just 45-years-old when she sustained a head injury while taking a beginner ski lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, Canada on March 16, 2009. Two days later, the actress — who married Liam, 62, in 1994 — passed away from the accidental blunt impact to her brain.
Since completing rehab in 2014, Micheál has found work as a fashion gallery curator in NYC.