“The Situation” is in rehab for substance abuse … TMZ has learned.
Sources tell TMZ the “Jersey Shore” star — aka Mike Sorrentino — has checked into an inpatient treatment program.
A rep for the Situation says he “has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”
Like most of the ‘JS’ crew … Sorrentino’s been on a non-stop party train since the show debuted on MTV 2 years ago — drinking and making paid appearances at nightclubs all over the world.
Sitch makes anywhere from 15K … up to a whopping 50k per nightclub appearance.
MTV just announced “Jersey Shore” is returning for a 6th season … which is scheduled to start shooting this summer.
So what do you think The Situation is in for? Cocaine? Alcohol? Steroids? Do people actually go to rehab for taking steroids? Do you think he’ll be treated for his sex addiction as well? There are so many questions that need answers!
Of course, you guys realize that this has got to be one of the least surprising trips to rehab ever. It’s always been kind of obvious that something’s not entirely right with that guy. Besides, have you seen any of this season of Jersey Shore? I’m definitely behind, but I remember the scene where The Situation is just ranting and raving on the roof, mumbling to himself with his dick hanging out of his shorts. He just went on and on for so long, and it was actually kind of unnerving to watch. Put that with his ongoing paranoia and his amazing sense of self importance, and it’s a total no-brainer that he needs some sort of help. And I really hope he gets it.
Not to be callous or anything on the heels of this announcement, but can you even start to imagine how intense season six is going to be now? Pregnant Snooki, recovering addict The Situation … oh my gosh, you guys, did he go on a bender after his one true love, Snooki, got pregnant and engaged?