by Jessica LeFevre on February 24, 2012 | Comments Off
Gerard Butler was having an issue with prescription drugs and cocaine, so the actor checked himself into rehab for treatment. And it wasn’t just any old rehab center, either. Gerry checked into the Betty Ford Center three weeks ago.
TMZ reports that the actor’s issues were all because of the physical demands of his movie 300, which was released in 2006. Afterward, he struggled with pain management. Things became worse during the filming for Of Men And Mavericks, because Gerard was hurt on December 18th from a surfing accident.
We’re told Butler realized he was relying too much on prescription drugs and decided to head off a full-blown addiction by entering Betty Ford 3 weeks ago.
Sources tell TMZ … Butler also developed issues with cocaine, but the root problem appears to be the injuries and pain management.
We’re told Butler will be leaving Betty Ford later today.
He had a problem and dealt with it before the news got out. It beats suffering from addiction in silence, only to suffer the consequences later. Good for him for getting treatment. We’re surprised that this news was kept under wraps for as long as it was. Aren’t you?
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