As previously reported by GossipCenter, Mike’s rep put out a statement on Tuesday saying the reality star has
“spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”
Today, GTL 29 year-old took to his website, giving further details to his fans, as he wrote,
“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.”
Adding to the rumors, sources tell TMZ that the Jersey boy is currently at Cirque Lodge in Utah for his addictions, and Sorrentino’s father, ‘The Confrontation,’ says this isn’t the first time his son has received treatment.
In an interview with MetaCafe, Frank Sorrentino says the reality star first entered rehab at age 27, explaining,
“When Mikey was in rehab we found the facility for him in Florida and we brought him down here and did a 7 day dry out period then he went to another facility for 30 days.”
Even though MTV just gave the green light for “Jersey Shore” season six, it doesn’t seem that the network is too concerned, telling People magazine they “fully expect and are looking forward to the entire cast returning for a sixth season.”
Well, at least he’s owning up to what is going on…sort of. There should be so much less stigma around seeking treatment for addiction and he should have no shame in admitting to what is going on. While one has the right to privacy, Situation is famous solely for putting his real life on TV. He owes his fans a thorough and solid explanation and maybe this could turn into an opportunity to in some way serve as a positive influence by showing people it is OK to accept help for addictions. He admitted to seeking treatment but was very brief and vague and should have owned up to what happened and not blamed exhaustion.
I also just gotta love how celebrities suffer from exhaustion. How are their jobs so difficult or at least any more difficult from the average hard working American? Chelsea Handler just commented the other night that “how come celebrities are the only ones who suffer from exhaustion, it’s not like they are coal miners.” It’s so true! I’m not saying their lives are easy because they often have tour schedules, appearances, filming, photo shoots, meetings with their people, and are constantly bombarded by paparazzi but honestly that sounds like a lot less exhausting and annoying than working in an office all day or doing construction. Plus, they have the funds to go to a spa regularly and have personal trainers and nutritionists so they are at peak health. This exhaustion excuse is bullshit.