Sizemore Sentenced on Drug-Related Charge

03/25/2005 at 08:00 AM EST

Sizemore Sentenced on Drug-Related Charge
Tom Sizemore
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Actor Tom Sizemore was sentenced Thursday to 17 months in jail and four months in a drug treatment facility for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation, and then sentenced to additional inpatient drug treatment in a separate felony methamphetamine case, the Associated Press reports.

He has to show proof of enrollment in a treatment program by April 14.

The "Black Hawk Down" actor, 43, failed seven drug tests, admitted methamphetamine use twice and missed further testing while on probation for a 2003 domestic violence conviction involving his ex-girlfriend, former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, according to a prosecutor.

In Thursday's court session for the first of the sentencing before Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr., Sizemore sobbed, gestured and begged for another chance during a rambling speech, says AP. Pleading for leniency, Sizemore said he had broken his parents' hearts and felt like a 12-year-old child.

He also said he was "engaged in a struggle right now to regain the better part of who I am. ... I never thought I had this disease."

"I assure your honor that I'm not acting now. I'm not acting, I'm begging, I'm beseeching you. I can't imagine my future without performing."

Outside the courtroom, Sizemore reportedly gave the finger to the press.

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