Report: The Situation in Rehab for Prescription Pill Problem

March 21, 2012 By:
Report: The Situation in Rehab for  Prescription Pill Problem

He probably thought they were Tic Tacs.

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has been dealing with an addiction to prescription pills for months, and that’s why he’s in rehab, according to RadarOnline.

However, the ‘Jersey Shore’ star’s rep is denying the claim that he’s in rehab, despite reports from TMZ.

The rep said: "He is not in rehab for substance abuse. He has spent the last several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule."

But an insider explains that The Situation “become dependent on prescription pills to counter-act other his hard partying lifestyle, which included illegal substances.”

So…it’s not only prescription pills, but also illegal substances? Wait, why am I acting surprised--carry on.

“Mike was in a vicious cycle of not sleeping because of the illegal substances that he was taking, so he began using prescription pills to help him sleep.”

Oh, good thing they’re being so secretive about these “illegal substances.” Illegal substances that prevent you from sleeping, and rhyme with Spokane, and also…is cocaine.

“Mike would refer to the prescriptions pills as 'downers.' The good news is that he was the one that wanted to get help and checked into rehab. Hopefully with the proper treatment, Mike will be able to lead a sober life," the source continued.

MTV has announced that ‘Jersey Shore’ will return for a sixth season, but no word on whether Mike will be in the cast.

The source said: "It's unclear right now if Mike will be part of the cast when filming resumes this summer, he has told people he absolutely wants to do it, but it's just too soon to be able to say definitively if he will be at the shore this summer.”