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Chris Klein Checks Into Rehab

6/21/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris KleinTMZ has confirmed actor Chris Klein has checked into rehab ... less than a week after his DUI arrest.

As TMZ first reported, Klein was busted on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles ... with a blood alcohol level of more than .20, nearly three times the legal limit.

According to the Celebrity DUI Defense Handbook, Klein had to check into rehab within one week of his arrest in order to qualify for Really Focused on Getting Help status.

Klein has yet to be charged, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Klein's rep just released a statement saying, "After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years."

The rep adds, "He understands now that he can not beat this disease alone. He thanks everyone for their support as he takes all the necessary steps to deal with his addiction and asks for privacy while doing so."

Klein was spotted at the airport this morning, flying from LA to Utah, heading to a rehab facility.




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Jamaican sam    

This is the film Chris Klein is currently working on....



"A group of genetically modified crops battle against a field of wildflowers."



That would drive anyone to drink.

1582 days ago
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Horndog    

Who?

1582 days ago
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electriczipper    

why do these people always decide to check into rehab AFTER they get caught

1582 days ago
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BabyDaddy    

He must have a problem drinking because he fathered a child with Katie Holmes and is letting ole Tom raise it as his own. Gotta be hard on a fella!

1582 days ago
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DIMO    

@ELECTRICZIPPER.....BECAUSE IT'S A "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD"!!!!!!

1582 days ago
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Daisy Mae Duke    

Should of used the money he is using for Rehab and got himself a nice set of hairplugs.

1582 days ago
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cindy    

Don't give up Chris. I know someone struggling with alcohol. It's a terrible disease. Keep trying. and God bless.

1582 days ago
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Justine07    

Good for him, I'm glad he's getting help before he hurt himself or someone else!

1582 days ago
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Auntie Lou    

He's a ****ing ugly, no-talent ass.



Google "Chris Klein Elle interview".

1582 days ago
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electriczipper    

8. Don't give up Chris. I know someone struggling with alcohol. It's a terrible disease. Keep trying. and God bless.



Posted at 8:39 AM on Jun 21, 2010 by cindy



cindy..put down that beer and go get help....

1582 days ago
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Laura    

Hopefully he can stop drinking or at least have the sense not to drive while he is, especially with a dog or someone else with him in the car. I hate drinking it only shows one's ass!! Don't get me wrong, I like him as an actor but I don't like drunks who drive!!

1582 days ago
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marco    

excepting he's GAY might help in getting sober

1582 days ago
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Barbara    

Why is everyone mean re Chris. Seems like a nice guy to me...no drama going on...just a problem with alcohol that hopefully he will work on. Best of luck to him.

1582 days ago
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Kitty    

Checking into rehab after you get CAUGHT doesn't count!!



If he really has a problem, then of course I hope he gets help, but this just seems like he's trying to make himself look better for when court time comes.

1582 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Unless Hollyood does American Pie 6 his carrer does not look too good. Tom Cruise took his woman and Chris seems to be just a drunk these days.

1582 days ago
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