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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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31.

who dat    

Thats why he was supposed to be hot in bed by eddy whatevers leftovers. When you're all hopped up on pills its harder to ***.

882 days ago
32.

Alex fabro    

This site is on top of this story.. Below is the link to their recent article on it.
http://www.comunitee.com/comunitee/showComuniteeBarArticle.do?articleId=2822731&keywordId=3567&topCategoryId=5

882 days ago
33.

Natalie    

I don't like what you do to people. You treat them as sub human. And if he was at BF for the past 3 weeks then why was he riding his bike through Griffith Park on 02-08-12? A date in which he would have been there. You as paparazzi deliberately look for celebs behaing badly and if you can't find it then you make it up or at least feed like vultures on the half truths. You have been just aching for Gerry to screw up and fail for the longest time. As well as other celebs. There are truly not enuf vile adjectives in any language across the cosmos to describe your business!

882 days ago
34.

Nanny    

Kudos to someone famous who decided to man up and rid themselves of their growing addiction instead of letting it roll, crashing their car, beating someone else up and the usual list of celebrity misbehaviors!

882 days ago
35.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

SMDH!!! Injuries = Cocaine, or maybe I should say "as a side note, his injuries also caused him to start using cocaine." PLEASE!!!! He used cocaine because he wanted to use it. I'm betting he's been doing drugs for a long time now.

882 days ago
36.

Marilyn    

You can tell he's a nobody when we don't bother to post our comments.
Who even thinks or cares about him?
Did nothing celeb zero..

882 days ago
37.

goosling    

Does everyone in Hollywood have a drug problem???

882 days ago
38.

JiLL1    

3 weeks doesn't seem long enough for rehab

882 days ago
39.

sobernow312    

seriously, I know I read this stuff but is nothing private anymore...The dude has been in there for weeks and the day he's getting out it leaks.... at least he was trying to keep from turning into hard core abuser before it was too late and he not only saw and acknowledged the problem he got help

882 days ago
40.

Rex    

They must think we are all idiots.

882 days ago
41.

Adrian N    

I don't understand why are most of you such ignorant... All of you should also go on rehab because are addicted to criticizing everybody get a LIFE.

882 days ago
42.

ashley     

I sincerely hope the cocaine use is not true. I am very fond of Gerard Butler, good looking, funny...I agree, get the hell out of Hollywood, they'll all drug addicted losers..

882 days ago
43.

Belladonna    

Well, good for him for noticing he had a problem and trying to take care of it before it got out of hand. I hope the program helps him and that he remains healthy.

882 days ago
44.

oxyman    

Pain managment = oxycodone problem. If he is treatment homeboy already has a full blown addiction problem. Wake up GB you are a addict. I am, it has taken years to get better, there is no easy fix.

882 days ago
45.

yessir    

He's not unattractive and most of his movies since 300 bombed. I don't get what the big deal is with him.

882 days ago
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