Is it too soon to blame this all on Brandi Glanville? It is? Ugh … anyway, Gerard Butler has checked himself into rehab for a dependence on prescription drugs. TMZ reports:
Butler’s problems were triggered by the physical demands of shooting 300 in 2006. We’re told the actor began struggling with pain management, and the problem became exacerbated while filming Of Men and Mavericks, when Butler was badly hurt on December 18 during 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 three 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.
Well, good for him for going into rehab and handling this head-on. By the sound of it, he still has a long way to go, yet I think the fact that he went in three weeks ago but is only revealing this now shows that he’s actually serious about this, rather than just doing the little “I’m in rehab! PAY ATTENTION TO ME!” thing that most celebrities tend to do. You know which ones I’m talking about.