Goldberg is totally transformed.
Shaun Weiss, the 42-year-old Mighty Ducks star, has marked more than 230 days sober and looks healthier than ever.
His friend Drew Gallagher posted a photo update of Weiss on his GoFundMe for the actor and revealed he received a brand-new set of teeth courtesy of LA dentist Dr. Gabe Rosenthal.
After receiving various offers for dental work, the duo accepted Rosenthal’s offer of a “full dental makeover” with an estimated value between $50,000 and $100,000.
Weiss showed off his upper implants that Rosenthal installed earlier this week. He began his dental journey in July and had a “handful of teeth removed” that were causing him “serious pain” due to infection.
Given that his dental work is completely free, the money donated to the fundraiser will be dedicated solely to expenses stemming from his recovery.
“(It’s) allowed Shaun to use the GoFundMe funds to pay rent at his sober-living as well as buy some groceries,” Gallagher wrote in an update. “He’s even got an inexpensive laptop so he can access the internet.
“Still a long road ahead but growing each week!”
Weiss, who played goalie Greg Goldberg in the hit Disney films, was arrested in January for breaking into a man’s home while high on meth.
Gallagher has been giving updates on Weiss since he created the GoFundMe in February. So far $14,000 has been raised.
“He’s sick, he’s mentally ill. He’s just sick and everybody gives up on him,” he told People magazine at the time, pledging that he would not abandon his friend.
Gallagher opened up to People earlier this year, saying that while the former child star isn’t “blameless,” the public should attempt to show a bit more compassion.
“There’s not a blameless Shaun Weiss here, he is definitely to blame for a lot of stupid s*** he does,” Gallagher said. “But if you were to spend any time with him you would have a drastically more compassionate understanding of what he was about.”
Gallagher describes Weiss as “the nicest, softest, sweetest human being,” adding, “he’s like a brother to me. I won’t abandon him.”
Drew also said Weiss’ mental health issues are a large part of the problem.
“All Shaun wants to do is stand on stage and make people laugh,” he shared. “He’s one of the funniest comedians you’ll ever meet, he’s sharp, [he’s] witty, he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He understands the dire situation he’s in. The reality is there’s something where our brains go right, his brain goes left.”
— New York Post