Robin Williams has had his share of substance abuse issues in his day, but he’s been clean and sober since his latest relapse back in 2006. So why is he heading back to rehab now, 8 years later? It’s not because he’s gotten off track again, but rather because he wants to make sure he stays on it.
Williams is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center near Lindstrom, Minnesota.
Robin is in a part of the facility called The Lodge — there are lots of fancy descriptions, but it’s essentially a program to maintain long-term sobriety.
We’re told Robin will be staying for several weeks.
The pic (above) was taken Sunday at a Dairy Queen … walking distance from Hazelden.
Robin has struggled with addiction for decades. He cold turkeyed cocaine and alcohol in the early 1980s and was sober for 20 years … then fell off the wagon. He went to rehab in 2006.
Robin’s rep tells TMZ, “After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud.”
I guess he wants to make sure he’s in the best possible frame of mind to make the shit show that will be Mrs. Doubtfire 2? Nah, in all seriousness, good for him. I’m not a Robin Williams fan and find him totally overrated, but I respect what he’s achieved in his career and his dedication to his sobriety. Best of luck to him!
July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
“I think I wore it better” he teases, posting a screenshot of an outfit he wore in Mrs. Doubtfire comparing it to the gown Kardashian wore to the Met Gala (via Coco Perez). So far, Kardashian has not responded. Interested to see how this plays out. Will she acknowledge it and laugh along or go the Bynes-McCarthy route?
IT’S A RUN BY
Amusingly, Gossip Cop reports via Star Magazine that Kanye picked the dress out for Kim and was “annoyed” and “embarrassed” that she altered it by removing the belt and adding sleeves. Uh oh. If this is true, it makes sense that she wouldn’t respond, and Mork should watch his back.
May 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
A new Batman movie is in the works, and Robin Williams feels he’s owed a part in it. Yo’kay, Robin Williams.
Supposedly Robin was up for the role of both The Joker and The Riddler, and those roles went to Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey. With The Riddler reappearing in the new movie, Robin thinks that this is his time to shine. The actor spoke to Empire Magazine and said, “I would do Batman in a second. I’d play The Riddler in the next one, although it would be hard to top Heath Ledger as the villain and I’m a little hairy for tights. The Batman films have screwed me twice before: years ago they offered me The Joker and then gave it to Jack Nicholson, then they offered me The Riddler and gave it to Jim Carrey. I’d be like, ‘Ok, is this a real offer? If it is, then the answer’s yes. Don’t pump me again motherf**kers’.”
If Robin does wind up being cast, I don’t think it would be a terrible choice. Probably not the best pick (What was the last good movie he was in? I mean, forrrreal), but definitely not the worst. But still, the begging/entitlement? It’s not a good look.
June 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm by Molls
This is scary stuff!
The madcap Oscar winner announced today he is postponing the remaining dates of his one-man show, Weapons of Self-Destruction, to undergo heart surgery.
The 57-year-old Williams announced Tuesday he was scuttling two shows in Florida this week after experiencing shortness of breath. Following a checkup, Williams discovered he needed a procedure to replace an aortic valve.
In a statement, Williams expresses optimism that he will be able to resume his show in the fall.
“I’m so touched by everyone’s support and well wishes,” said Williams. “This tour has been amazing fun, and I can’t wait to get back out on the road after a little tune-up.”
Poor Robin Williams has been through so much lately, between his drug and alcohol relapse, his return to rehab, and his wife filing for divorce. How awful that he has to go through this now.
We’re wishing you all the best, Robin!
March 5, 2009 at 2:11 pm by Evil Beet
Aw, this is really sad.
After 19 years of marriage, Robin Williams’ wife, Marsha Garces Williams, has filed for divorce from the funnyman, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have two children together: daughter Zelda, 18, and son Cody, 16.
I just think this really sucks. I like Robin Williams a lot, and he’s just had a really crappy string of years. His career’s tanking, he put in a stay in rehab, and now this? Some years are just like that, I guess. Just bad years. But it’s just disappointing to see a Hollywood marriage last this long and then fall apart. Does anyone stay married anymore? Ever? And why am I all like, “Dude, I have to get married ASAP if I ever want to be happy!” When the evidence points so very clearly to the fact that marriage almost never makes anyone at all happy? Why do we still live in a society that successfully pressures young women to engage in this ancient custom that has, today, virtually no meaning outside the scope of the law and even less sanctity? And why are we wasting so much time trying to prevent gay men and women from participating in the same empty gesture of legal paper-shuffling? Sorry, I didn’t sleep well last night, so today you guys get random disaffected musings on society from me. Enjoy.
I wish all the best to them both.
March 26, 2008 at 12:28 pm by Evil Beet
Robin Williams arrived at the Late Show studios on Wednesday, as he’s the guest for Letterman’s return to television.
Letterman’s the first late-night host to come back since the writer’s strike.
I wonder if Robin’s gonna take shit from the WGA for agreeing to be on.