The Situation: In Rehab?

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Is The Situation from Jersey Shore in rehab?

Conflicting stories began swirling around the web last night and this morning, with TMZ stating that the muscle-bound reality star had indeed sought treatment.

However, his rep tells E! this is not the case.

TMZ, citing sources close to the MTV star, says his hard-partying ways grew worse this season, culminating in the episode in which the gang went camping.

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According to the unnamed sources, Sitch recently checked into rehab for substance abuse after realizing his recreational habits had spun out of control.

Sources close to Sitch claim that the Jersey Shore mainstay had been showing signs of substance abuse for a while but "was getting a lot worse" of late.

People noticed he was "acting paranoid" on the set, looking jittery, sweating profusely and acting bizarre ... even for a guy who always is a little bizarre.

However, his rep denies claims that Situation (real name Mike Sorrentino) entered rehab for substance abuse, telling E! News the following last night:

"He has spent the past few weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule."

All that clubbing can be brutal. Situation personally Tweeted "Getting in amazing shape for season 6," and "Don't believe everything you read or hear."

Whether it will involve a sober Situation or not, Jersey Shore Season 6 was recently confirmed by MTV ... and will definitely feature a pregnant Snooki.

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