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The Situation

Hit Rock Bottom

While Taping 'Jersey Shore'

3/21/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Multiple sources close to The Situation tell TMZ ... the MTV star's hard-partying ways were worse than ever during the taping of the most recent season of "Jersey Shore" ... and the signs were obvious during the episode when the gang went camping.

TMZ broke the story ... Sitch recently checked into rehab for substance abuse after realizing his recreational habits had spun out of control.

Now, sources close to Sitch tell us ... the reality star had been showing signs of substance abuse for a while ... but "he was getting worse" as the season went on.

We're told ... several people noticed he was "acting paranoid" on the set ... and the unusual behavior was evident in certain Season 5 episodes that recently aired on MTV. During the ep when the gang goes camping, Sitch can be seen acting jittery, sweating profusely and just plain acting bizarre.

Sources say ... cast and crew members on "Jersey Shore" are happy he's getting help ... and hope that he will be healthy enough to join them for the recently announced Season 6.

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thestupid    

I want a Bear to eat him. Losrer ass! plus my abs are slightly worse than his.

856 days ago
17.

bridge trollw    

dude is just having fun on a camping trap. Big stretch to say he is paranoid. Now could he use some rehab? Of course, but basically they should send the whole cast straight to Drew Pinski's inpatient service and dry them all out for a few weeks.

856 days ago
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Jeff Portlance    

Just goes to prove just how "Unreality" this and other "Reality" shows are. When the words "On the set" are uttered, it's NOT a reality show. Because if it was real, there are no sets. I hope he pulls a River Phoenix, of course nobody will mis this clown, he has no acting skills.

856 days ago
19.

PatinNJ    

Does that whole cast have four years of high school? I mean if you add it all up......

856 days ago
20.

Duke Steele    

Boo hoo hoo, weep weep weep,wah wah wah.boo hoo hoo, sniffle,wah wah wah,sniffle, weep weep weep, and so on and so on and so on.

856 days ago
21.

jason    

He is either snorting the coke or free basing it. Had a ton of friends act just like this with the sweats and paranoia. Total signs of crackhead

856 days ago
22.

RealityBites    

Who's going to watch these dumb ass** sober? The only reason people watch them is because they are a train wreck, you have a bunch of stupid people sober nobody is going to want to watch them sit around a twiddle their thumbs, the girls won't be sleeping around if they aren't drunk...oh wait, that means it will get canceled....NEVERMIND

856 days ago
23.

Zach Swan    

Checking into rehab is what all the cool kids do these days. If you haven't been to rehab at least 3 times, you're nothing. Go, even if you have to fake an addiction (badly) as Sitch has in this case.

856 days ago
24.

janet    

Wow, what a shocker.

856 days ago
25.

Mary    

Boo freakin hoo!!!

856 days ago
26.

Theresa    

Who cares!!

856 days ago
27.

Greg    

heard mike was actually a heroin addict, what do you expect thuogh fame caught up with this dude. Not saying this was inevitable but he seemed like he had issues for a while now both at the shore and at home

856 days ago
28.

buxxy    

They have rehab for douche bags? Great!!! Hope he gets the help he so desperately needs....>doh<.

856 days ago
29.

Jgross42    

I don't watch this show, but still know what it is about due to all the publicity; I feel shows like this may be a part of the substance abuse problem. They promote a lot of partying.

856 days ago
30.

Jack     

This Idiot needs to be removed from the show. Has NO Talent at all. These show people just made the world more ignorent.

856 days ago
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