"I went through like an existential crisis," LaBeouf, 28, told Ellen DeGeneres. "Which turned into some explorations. I had some hiccups, some judgment errors."
The Transformers star then admitted that it was his time in jail that made him rethink his life choices. "Jail was quite scary… I was there for, it felt like forever, I think 24 hours, 25 hours," he recalled. "I really went all the way with it. They put a Hannibal mask on me and a led jacket. It was very scary."
His publicist claimed the incident was a result of an alcohol problem and insisted that LaBeouf had since gotten help. It was agreed by the court that if the actor remained in treatment for three months and didn't cause any further trouble for six months, he would be able to withdraw his guilty plea and the case would be dismissed.