In May (05), Cruise - who claims to have helped people fight drug addictions through his controversial Scientology religion - sparked a war of words when he criticised Shields for using anti-depressant Paxil, following the birth of her daughter ROWAN.
And during an appearance on US chat show The View this morning (19JUL05), Arnold attacked Cruise's stance on the issue.
Arnold, whose childhood hyperactivity was settled with the help of Ritalin, says, "I just think he's ignorant. I just think he doesn't know. When people talk about abortion, it's not my issue, I'm a guy. I don't even wanna hear about it, I don't wanna discuss it. Or postpartum depression. How is that our issue?
"I thought that Brooke Shields is very brave, because celebrities, we wanna look cool, and (admitting) you wanted to kill yourself and maybe your baby is a very vulnerable thing for her to do. That's like irritable bowel syndrome, or something. It's not a cool thing.
"I think Tom is little out of touch. I think therapy is good. It's good for me, me and my wife. But I think (some) people probably are over-medicated... Vitamins might be good."
Referring to Cruise's much-mocked antics since embarking on a romance with Katie Holmes, Arnold adds, "I want my wife to get some Tom Cruise vitamins, 'cause boy is he in love! I wanna give her those vitamins so she's like, 'Tom, Yes! Yes!'"20/07/2005 03:19