Tyrese Gibson admits lying throughout his epic meltdown

Tyrese Gibson has admitted to lying to his fans in a series of highly emotional social media posts that had many concerned for his mental wellbeing.

The Fast and Furious actor claimed he was in financial dire straits, his wife was pregnant and that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith had lent him US$5 million - but now admits those claims were all false.

Gibson opened up on his Instagram account, saying he wanted to "clear the air" and apologise.

"I did and did some really stupid things publicly and privately that will take me a while to recover from," he says.

"I apologise to those of you that I've let down from the way this all looks, but we live and learn and I've learned a LOT."

The lengthy Instagram post accompanies several images of quotes about his star sign, Capricorn, which he also uses as a hashtag in the message.

Compatible-Astrology.com describes Capricorns as "highly practical people who like structure, organization, tradition and stability... They like to plan and rehearse everything in advance and as a result they typically excel at anything they turn their mind to. "

In addition to suggesting his star sign explains his actions, Gibson directly blames a medication called Rexulti.

"My wife is NOT pregnant and never was (those meds had me on one), I owe no one any money on any level... there was a few talks with the Smiths and those meds made me jump out there and speak on monies that never came in."

After he was criticised for taking a lavish holiday to the Middle East instead of visiting his daughter during the custody battle, Gibson claimed he had the trip paid for because he's famous - now, he's admitted that also was a lie.

He is still refusing to apologise to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who he targeted in several online posts - including threatening his family.

And although he does apologise, Gibson is also defensive of his behaviour, saying: "The real fathers and hustlers understand that it's whatever it takes to get shit done."

Now, Gibson hopes everyone forgets his recent headline-grabbing antics.

"This is my last post about the past. Let's move on shall we?" he asks.

His full Instagram post is viewable below.