Adam Shankman Checks Into Rehab for Substance Abuse

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Adam Shankman has checked himself into rehab.

A rep confirms to Us Weekly that the 49-year old director has admitted he needs professional help, saying in a statement:

"Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."

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Shankman has been a judge on So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3 and participated in such movies as Hairspray and Rock of Ages.

Earlier this year, his good friend Zac Efron completed his own stint in rehab.

The Hollywood Gossip wishes Shankman the best of luck and acknowledges his bravery in taking this important personal step.

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he sniffed hairspray too?