Michael Lohan I'd Fake a Relapse for Lindsay

10/15/2010 8:30 PM PDT
Michael Lohan says he wasn't actually going to fall off the wagon in order to land some face time with Lindsay at the Betty Ford clinic ... rather, he was merely going to fake it.

TMZ just ran into Michael in L.A., where he explained his creative, yet ill-advised, scheme in full ... and then took his usual shot at Dina Lohan.