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Gerard Butler

In Rehab [Update]

2/24/2012 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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12:04 PM PST --
Gerard's manager, Alan Siegel tells TMZ, "Gerard left Betty Ford early this morning and he's healthy."

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Gerard Butler
is being treated for substance abuse at the Betty Ford Center ... TMZ has learned.

Butler's problems were triggered by the physical demands of shooting "300" in 2006 (see video below of Gerard preparing for the role). We're told the actor began struggling with pain management, and the problem became exacerbated while filming "Of Men and Mavericks," when Butler was badly hurt on December 18 during a surfing accident.

We're told Butler realized he was relying too much on prescription drugs and decided to head off a full-blown addiction by entering Betty Ford three weeks ago.



Sources tell TMZ ... Butler also developed issues with cocaine, but the root problem appears to be the injuries and pain management.

We're told Butler will be leaving Betty Ford later today.

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1.

My Big Salami    

Can he take Bobby Brown with him?

943 days ago
2.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

RIP

943 days ago
3.

i said lesbians...    

THIS IS REHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB!

943 days ago
4.

Alphabeter    

Demi and Gerard in the same rehab? #whenslutscollide

943 days ago
5.

tazer    

Yes injuries sure sure lol

943 days ago
6.

indigoblue    

This is becoming a notch on their resume now, frankly I am sick of hearing about it.

943 days ago
7.

who cares    

Hollywood rehab 3 weeks and go right back to the people you have always partied with. It's a life change if he is serious about quitting and if he plans to go right back to the lime lite then this is nothing more than for show. Any kind of pressure on him will send him right back to the drug. It also means no Parties for a couple years if not for the rest of your life. ALso no relationships!!! So he will fail!

943 days ago
8.

Jackie    

Well good for him for getting help. It's always nice to hear when people realize they have a problem and decide to get into treatment BEFORE everything gets too far along...I wish a few other people had the "wake-up call" like he had. I wish him the best.

943 days ago
9.

rebeldrum    

To Mr. Butler: If you want to maintain any normalcy, get out of Hollywood FAST!

943 days ago
10.

awards    

Maybe he will still be there when Lindsay falls off the wagon?

943 days ago
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just my opinion    

i dont understand addiction rehab being only 3 weeks. i feel like it takes most of us more than 3 weeks to comprehend and follow through on lifestyle changes such as a new diet or workout routine...so how can you have the tools to combat drug addiction so swiftly? either way, im rooting for him. I root for anyone who is proactive about their problems. good luck.

943 days ago
12.

SweetNsoFLyy    

When celebrities seek substance abuse treatment~The media and the world RIDICULES them. When celebrities die from prescription drug abuse and overdose~they R idolized and remembered MORE for drugs than the shadow you project, of their gift of music to the world. Make up your mind as to which side are you on? Support while they are alive. Pressure IS the Real Pusher...

943 days ago
13.

MC    

So basically he's in rehab for cocaine addiction. It's so annoying the way publicists spin things.

943 days ago
14.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Yeah, dowplay that ****. He was relying too much on pills and doing coke, the "root problem" is that he's a drug addict.

943 days ago
15.

DOC    

his heart does 300 bpm for every fat rail he snorts..... i get it now

943 days ago
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