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Oscar De La Hoya

In Rehab

5/21/2011 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has entered rehab ... TMZ has learned.

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We're told De La Hoya is seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem and checked into a California-area facility within the last few weeks.

De La Hoya has posted a flurry of very introspective tweets in the past few days, including, "Take a deep breathe and let out all that anger that makes you hate. it really is going to be o.k." and "Stop finding excuses not to live. life is controlled by what you make of it and not of what it makes of you."

De La Hoya retired back in 2009. He had a career record of 39-6, held several championship belts, and won an Olympic Gold Medal back in 1992.

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right straight    

Wow..it happens a lot to ex-athletes

1169 days ago
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Majestik    

Good luck, Oscar. I wish you the best.

1169 days ago
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Chad    

thats funny cause he's tweeting now about the hopkins fight tonight...

1169 days ago
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Michelle    

Hopefully he will use this time to get it together instead of falling further down, down like Andy ****.

1169 days ago
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Bill Leslie    

Well judging from those "dress up" pictures from a few years ago I guess this is some sort of tranny rehab.

1169 days ago
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CrisDizzle    

After getting his azz whoomp by Manny Pacquiao: I don't blame De La Hoya for entering rehab!

1169 days ago
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RICK    

He and Tiger both used Poly Max Extremes on the golf course.
both in rehab for the same problem>>

1169 days ago
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Shread    

He has an empire to run in Golden Boy Promotions and I sincerely hope he shakes whatever monkey is on his back. I'm also quite surprised because he never ever looked out of it....except when he was getting his A$$ beat by Manny.

1169 days ago
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mannequin    

Isn't everyone who is anyone in rehab?

1169 days ago
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weird al yankovich    

Hope he recovers. I'll keep him in our prayers

peace

Weird

1169 days ago
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Stiletto    

Look back at the "old" Oscar...when he was constantly bouncing...he was unbeatable then. But some jerk put a bug in his ear with dirt about his trainer/manager, stole him away...and got him standing flat-footed and going toe-to-toe with his challengers. That was when his downfall started...he was just not able to fight that way and started losing to opponets he should have devastated.

1169 days ago
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Cujeaux    

I guess Fredericks of Hollywood is considered a substance.

1169 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

That cocaine will catch up to you sooner or later. Stiletto, Oscar went downhill after his mom died. He had no heart for the ring after that.

1169 days ago
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Toby Christensen    

Way to try and blow-up Sugar Ray Leonard's set

1169 days ago
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geeker    

nothing wrong with getting help. at least he is in a safe place. not sure why he would be given access to his cell/net if he keeps tweeting like that. assume it will stop soon. still, good on him to get help.

1169 days ago
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