We just found out this morning that Gerard Butler entered rehab, and now we’re learning he’s already been released and is at home chilling. I know celebs do the whole rehab thing really fast, but six hours? There’s got to be an explanation.
Well, there is. Gerard actually entered rehab three weeks ago to deal with his addiction to what is reportedly pain medication. And the addiction reportedly wasn’t that bad; Gerard just wanted to nip it in the bud before it got out of control.
"Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health," his rep, Rupert Fowler, told RadarOnline. "We will not be making any further comment at this time."
Butler has talked about his substance abuse issues in recent days.
“I had gone from a 16-year-old who couldn’t wait to grasp life to a 22-year-old who didn’t care if he died in his sleep,” Gerard told ‘The Red Bulletin’ for their March issue. “I used to drink until I couldn’t remember anything. I was just mad for it and on a death wish. It was madness."
And Butler admitted to being a bit of a ladies’ man in the past:
“I am a single successful Scottish actor in a city full of beautiful women, and I will admit to having the time of my life," he said. “I’m very well behaved these days as a lot of the naughty stuff was when I was drinking.”
Gerard’s addiction to pain killers allegedly started back in 2006 when he finished shooting ‘300.’
Ok, I gotta say it. THIS….IS…REHAAAAB!