Rep: Gerard Butler In ‘Good Health’ Following Rehab Stint
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Article Date: February 24, 2012 | Publication: Access Hollywood | Author: Editors
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- Gerard Butler has successfully completed a stint in rehab, a rep for the actor confirmed to Access Hollywood.
“Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health,” Butler’s rep said in a statement to Access Hollywood on Friday.
Earlier on Friday, TMZ reported that the “300” star began treatment three weeks ago at the Betty Ford Center after realizing that he was having trouble managing pain and injuries that first occurred while filming the 2006 Spartan action movie.
The actor’s injuries reportedly have been intensified by his latest project, the surfing movie “Of Men and Mavericks.”
TMZ reported that the 42-year-old actor was allegedly using prescription medication and cocaine, but noted he was mainly seeking treatment for his pain management and physical injuries.
In the statement to Access, the rep offered no further details on what the actor was being treated for.
Butler recently opened up about his past struggles with alcohol in Red Bulletin’s March issue.
“One or two drinks was never enough for me. I was a foot-on-the-floor-all-the-way- drinker, so it had to go. I don’t miss it. Now it’s as if I never had a drink in my life,” he told the mag. “At one point, I could have never conceived going out and not drinking but, as time goes on, you lose the urge and the insecurity that often makes people drink in the first place.”
Butler’s next project, “Movie 43,” is slated to hit theaters in April, followed by “Playing the Field” in December.