"The Situation" reportedly in rehab for problem with prescription drugs
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/21/2012
"The Situation" is reportedly in rehab for issues with prescription drugs.
Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino became "dependent on prescription pills to counter-act his hard partying lifestyle, which included illegal substances. Mike was in a vicious cycle of not sleeping because of the illegal substances that he was taking, so he began using prescription pills to help him sleep," a source told RadarOnline, although no additional details were provided on what illegal substances Sorrentino had allegedly been taking.
"Mike would refer to the prescriptions pills as 'downers.' The good news is that he was the one that wanted to get help and checked into rehab. Hopefully with the proper treatment, Mike will be able to lead a sober life."
TMZ reported Sorrentino is in rehab for a substance abuse problem on Tuesday evening, but his representative subsequently denied the accuracy of the report.
"He is not in rehab for substance abuse. He has spent the last several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule," Sorrentino's representative told RadarOnline.
According to a new TMZ report, Sorrentino had been showing signs of substance abuse during last summer's filming of Jersey Shore's recently-concluded fifth season.