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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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16.

DOC    

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

786 days ago
17.

uma    

"Sources tell TMZ ... Butler also developed issues with cocaine, but the root problem appears -------"
to be lack of new movie projects and getting broke.

786 days ago
18.

Caramella    

To be honest, he is one of the last i would have thought has a "drug problem".
Money and fame brings a lot of fear and makes people restless...sad. And they date the wrong people...one addict shouldn't date another and one celebrity shouldn't date another celebrity because they can't bring normality into their lives and keep them grounded. And i seriously doubt 3 weeks do the job.

786 days ago
19.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

is he dead yet??

786 days ago
20.

Cthrew    

Gerard who? Ok, I've hated that guy ever since he stuck his middle finger up Jennifer Aniston's ass for photographers. How HILARIOUS Mr. Drunkard! Of late, he's lost weight and his eyes don't look so much like gooseberries. That's no doubt from knocking off the booze. He was probably afraid it would interact with all those yummy drugs in his system and finish him. As for pain? He IS a pain, in everyone's ass. Except for 300, he's never made a good film. Back to law school, s***bag.

786 days ago
21.

bagladey    

Oh, so THAT's why he didn't remember who Brandi Glanville is?

786 days ago
22.

PatinNJ    

Who?
Seriously, I have not ever heard of this guy. Did he do something important in science or medicine? Can he throw or hit a ball? ??

786 days ago
23.

Jamie    

oh yeah....and by the way...he was doing cocaine too.
Uh huh.

786 days ago
24.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Is there any good actors in Hollywood who are not addicted to drugs, be it legal or illegal?

786 days ago
25.

Supportive    

Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand why everyone is criticizing him so harshly. He chose to go to rehab BEFORE he developed a really bad addiction and before he publicly shamed himself. Admitting he has a problem isn't something shameful and it isn't a reason to ridicule him; instead, I feel like he should be commended for taking his life back and seeking help. It has to be hard to admit that you're wrong or that you have a problem.

786 days ago
26.

Chris    

Went to rehab before a tabloid story hits.

786 days ago
27.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Good ol' Betty Ford. They used to be so successful. Then Linds exploded by and cursed them with the Lohan-brand grief tornado. Now Betty Ford is basically just another hotel.

786 days ago
28.

vanessa lima    

Hope he gets well soon.

786 days ago
29.

JLo    

So that's how he lost the weight. Maybe that's why he didn't remember Brandi Glanville either.

786 days ago
30.

trish    

Gerard who?

786 days ago
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