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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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46.

karlew    

Didn't realize that tan in a bottle stuff was addictive.

863 days ago
47.

EJ    

Very much wishing him the best. I hope MTV enjoys exploiting these people. You don't think Snooki and Deena are alcoholics? MTV pours booze down their throat, films them falling face first on the ground. Hollywood takes heat for smoking in movies, but Jersey Shore mainline cigarettes which has FAR more cultural influence than movies.

863 days ago
48.

Someone's goldfish    

His fate was sealed from the beginning. Stupidity plus anything is bad: stupidity + money,stupidity + liquor,stupidity + a lawn mower...

863 days ago
49.

jb    

He says that he hit rock bottom while TAPING Jersey Shore----well, I hit rock bottom while WATCHING Jersey Shore.

863 days ago
50.

Uh    

Amazed that many of you still watch this thing, or fo that matter MTV. Don't you realize they don't care if you like it or not. They only care if you watch it. Total_viewers counter goes ka-ching. Air time rate goes Ka-ching..Do you know they are making 100,000 per episode now? How much do you make?

863 days ago
51.

shabbs69    

GOOD! Don't have to see him for awhile!

863 days ago
52.

Karmagal    

Cocaine is a hell of a drug

863 days ago
53.

HermesHeiress    

I am also gonna call it as publicity stunt....This is how we rate a persons success and contribution to society ...this is what it has become.So many of our youths looking up to this kind of vulgarity not only as entertainment but as a way of life...act stupid....drown one's self in the bottle ,snort all the cr4p you want and call it fame and success.I have never watched that dumb show and hope none of my offspring is.It is appalling that the media and entertainment industries think so little of people in society to package this cr4p and sell it to us.It is due time we stand up against cr4p like this.I am smart enough to know that we all have a choice to watch it or not..but that isn't the point...its bring back some dignity and respect to our society...there are several TV network that needs to go or clean up their sh1t...TLC...E..to name a few.

863 days ago
54.

shewentwhoa    

Why can't he go hide in a hole FOREVER! For petes sake he's like 30 and acting like he's 18, I take that back ALL of the Jersey wash-ups need to go hide in a hole.

863 days ago
55.

Uh    

Speaking of MTV, do you realize season 6 will include the birth of Snookies child. Guess what will be filmed for the show?

863 days ago
56.

Kari    

After treatment, the best thing he could do for himself and his recovery is to stay away from that group. If he were my son, that's what I would say to him.

863 days ago
57.

virgo    

there's video of him, i think its either season 3 or 4 where theyre at a club in Jersey and him and Paulys ex gf do a bump very discreeting right in front of the cameras. You see her wiping her nose and walking off. there's been rumours of him doing blow for ages

863 days ago
58.

Nikkidiva    

Why is this program still on?

863 days ago
59.

skitzo_frenick    

Guido's dont belong in the woods?? no mike, Coke Heads dont belong in the woods

863 days ago
60.

Rachel Rothechild    

He he hit rock bottom because Pauli Shor wants his body and fame back! Pauli Is Rising............

863 days ago
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