Eric Dane Checks Into Rehab

July 20, 2011 By:
Eric Dane Checks Into Rehab

Dr. McSteamy is in rehab.

Eric Dane of Grey's Anatomy fame recently checked into rehab for an addiction to prescription pain medication, reports Radaronline. In mid-June, Dane entered The Hills Treatment Center, a sober living residence in West L.A, as a "preventative measure."

Preventative measure? Celebrities check into rehab like they're getting an oil change. Entertainment is like the only industry where you can take a month long break from work because you think you might get an addiction to something.

The actor's spokesperson confirmed his 30-day stay, saying, "Actor Eric Dane voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus. He reports back to work next week. Business as usual.”

Yup, just another day in the life of a celeb.

Dane is married to actress Rebecca Gayheart, who is pregnant with the couple's second child. A family friend said Dane had far "too much to lose" if his addiction got out of control.

"Eric felt things spiraling out of control and decided he needed to get some help," a source told Star magazine.

It's also a great way to get away from a crazy pregnant woman for a while. Just sayin'.