The drinking on MTV show Jersey Shore is legendary. So it didn’t really surprise anyone to hear yesterday that one of its stars, Mike “The Situation” Sorentino checked himself into rehab. But what is a surprise is that hiks rehab stint is nothing to do with his hard drinking ways. It’s an addiction to prescription medication.
The Jersey Shore reality star posted a message to his webpage explaining he wanted to “set the record straight.”
“I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion.”
Although the news only broke recently, Mike has actually been in rehab for a few weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from his work and appearance schedule.
Mike is said to have hit rock bottom while filming the latest season of Jersey Shore.
Sources close to Sorrentino said he started to act more and more “paranoid” during filming for Season 5 went on.
In a recently-aired episode on MTV, Mike was seen acting jittery and sweating profusely when they went camping. It is hoped that Mike will be well enough to return for filming on the fifth season of Jersey Shore, which has recently been announced.
Mike has apparently checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah, where Demi Moore was reported to have stayed, to seek treatment for addiction to prescription medication.
Also, yesterday, a video has emerged of Mike’s father Frank Sorrentino talking about his son’s first trip to rehab. In it, Frank explains how Mike couldn’t afford treatment and his older brother Mark paid for it.