Actor Gerard Butler entered the Betty Ford Center for a rehab stint three weeks ago and will be released today.
Butler began relying on prescription pain medications due to injuries in 2006 while shooting the film 300. He began hitting the drugs heavily once again after being hospitalized in December 2011 while filming Of Men and Mavericks.
The latest setback occurred when he was pulled under water with 12 foot high breakers repeatedly crashing down on his head while shooting a surfing scene.
The actor said, “It was a pretty close call. The waves just took me in, and I couldn’t get up. It was pretty hairy. It was maybe one of the few times that reports were not exaggerated.”
He entered rehab in early February to get a handle on his reliance on drugs. According to TMZ, cocaine is one of the drugs that he is trying to kick.
We wish him well!
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