Burt Reynolds in Rehab

September 16, 2009 By:
Burt Reynolds in Rehab

Talk about random! Burt Reynolds, 73, has been out of the spotlight for years, but today we got word that he was admitted into rehab for prescription drug and alcohol abuse.

Reynolds has been battling his addiction for years but he was finally admitted to rehab on August 21st after he was found semi-conscious and covered in blood at his home in Hobe Sound.

A source tells the National Enquirer, "The houseman found Burt lying in a pool of blood. He'd fallen and was badly cut. The houseman drove him to the hospital. But this time, Burt was behaving strangely, and doctors were so concerned about his state of mind that they sent him to the county mental health facility in West Palm Beach."

Apparently hospital personal refused to release him unless he agreed to go to rehab for his addictions at the nearby Hanley Center.

The insider says, "The facility refused to release him unless he agreed to go immediately into drug and alcohol rehab. He's been increasingly abusing booze and prescription drugs, mainly painkillers.

"There have been many times recently when he's been completely out of it, and twice in the last few months he's ended up at the ER...Burt wasn't happy about it, but he checked in, went through detox and then joined a regular 30-day rehab program."

Apparently he's been addicted to prescription drugs since the 80's, so a 30-day stint in rehab may not be enough to help him kick his habit. We wish Burt the best during this difficult time.