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The Situation Went to Rehab for Abusing Prescription Pills

A photo of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

Yesterday, we learned that The Situation is currently in rehab for unknown reasons (and by “unknown reasons,” I mean that we had too many reasons to choose from). After that announcement came out, his rep came forward to say that he was “at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.” Now we know that he actually is in rehab for substance abuse, because The Situation himself was kind enough to put an end to all this runaround and give us a statement:

I want to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.

That’s sweet, right? But hey, what kind of prescription medication problem can you develop from exhaustion? I’m not trying to be a smartass, that’s a legitimate question. Is he saying that he developed a problem with pills that he was taking to treat exhaustion? I used a Google, and all I could find was that sometimes doctors will prescribe anti-anxiety medications like Xanax and what have you for chronic fatigue syndrome, but that doesn’t sound quite right. When he’s talking about medications for exhaustion, does he mean cocaine?

Here are a few more details from TMZ:

The Situation is undergoing rehab at the famous Cirque Lodge in Utah for prescription meds, TMZ has learned.

Several sources have told us The Situation is at Cirque for other substance abuse problems … but as of now, we can only confirm prescription meds.

Our sources say The Situation is walking around Cirque, telling people he’s gained weight — and has made specific diet requests from the chef at the facility, hoping to get back into shape for the 6th Season of “Jersey Shore.”

And just to make sure he gets his way — one source tells us, Sitch is making damn sure everyone remembers how wealthy and famous he is.

We’re told this is not the first time The Situation has undergone treatment for substance abuse.

Oh, heaven forbid The Situation gain a little weight and ruin his perfect abs while in rehab. Priorities, people. Your health is almost always more important than your muscular physique, all right? I think you should take care of not dying, and then you can focus on your sweet six pack.

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  • I cannot stand any of these no=talent idiots! I hate reality tv for the most part…I like FAKE people (actors!) who I know nothing about…that way I can invest in the attractive persona the writer has given them! I can barely stand my own family & friends, how in the world can I begin to like a bunch of drunken idiots who are now paid a gazillion $ to be drunk!? and can someone tell the “sith” that looking over the top of his shades is soooooo 1980’s! and “exhaustion” from drugs and drinking and partying is called A HANGOVER! kmn!