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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino In Rehab: 'Jersey Shore' Star Reportedly Fighting Substance Abuse (UPDATED)

Posted: 03/20/2012 8:42 pm Updated: 03/21/2012 5:04 pm

UPDATE 2: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino further clarified his tweet telling fans not to believe everything they read, explaining why he voluntarily checked himself into treatment.

"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," he told the website

UPDATE 1: "The Situation" tweeted early Wednesday morning, responding to reports that he's entered rehab.

An insider close to Sorrentino tells RadarOnline the reality star is in rehab because of a prescription pill addiction and adds that the 29-year-old was the one seeking help, checking himself into the facility.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has entered rehab, TMZ reports.

The "Jersey Shore" star is battling substance abuse, according to TMZ's source. Sitch's rep would neither confirm nor deny that he entered rehab, but said he "has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule."

It's been a rough few weeks for the always-entertaining "Shore" star (as far as rough weeks for reality TV show stars go). After co-stars Snooki and JWoww speculated publicly about his sexuality, Sitch's buddy The Unit attempted to set the record straight. Sorrentino himself slammed the rumors and said he was concerned they could hurt his brand relationships, as he claims most of his products target straight men.

He did, however, make a cameo appearance on ABC's show "Suburgatory," in which he plays a DJ who is a character's ex-boyfriend.

For more on the Situation, check out our list of 25 things you never knew about the reality star, and head over to TMZ for updates on his stint in rehab.

Check out some other stars who've battled addiction.

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  • Robert Downey Jr.

    After years of struggling with cocaine and heroin addiction and serving jail time, the actor is clean and sober.

  • Amy Winehouse

    Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011. The 27-year-old singer's life was cut short due to accidental alcohol poisoning. <em>CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this slideshow, the date Ms. Winehouse died was incorrect. She died on July 23, 2011.</em>

  • Lindsay Lohan

    The 25-year-old actress has spent the last five years in and out of rehab and still stuggles to stay sober today.

  • Charlie Sheen

    In February 2011 Charlie Sheen claimed he was clean of drugs and alcohol, but high on himself. The actor has publicity struggled with addiction for years, but many doubt his claims of sobriety.

  • Drew Barrymore

    Drew was famously an addict as a child. By her own admission she said she had her first drink at 9, began smoking marijuana at 10 and began using cocaine at 12. By age 13 she entered rehab and has maintained her sobriety since.

  • Robin Williams

    The comedian overcame a cocaine addiction, but headed back to rehab after 20 years of sobriety in 2006 to address his issues with alcohol.

  • Fergie

    The Black Eyed Peas singer kicked a crystal meth and ecstasy habit.

  • Heath Ledger

    An accidental overdose of prescription medication killed the actor on Jan. 22, 2008.

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