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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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91.

Lauren     

Cocaine will do that to you...

853 days ago
92.

Your Mom    

Maybe he has mono

853 days ago
93.

Your Mom    

See what happens when you want to be famous!!!!!! Attention seeking bastard! Since JWow and Snooki are filming their spin off he needs to do something to stay in the spot light. He needs to go to rehab for being a attention seeking, sex addicted, drama starting, nothing but good abs bastard. He should get tested for STD's while he's in rehab.

853 days ago
94.

Rational    

Mike's behavior is disgusting! I hope the other castmates see the real Mike when watching the episodes, especially when he learns something sexual in nature about Deanna's sister and tries to use it maliciously to hurt her...what a disloyal d!ck!

853 days ago
95.

uhhWTF    

maybe he was just extremely exhausted and dehydrated through out all these seasons? HAHAHA! JK. Lamest excuse I have ever heard. This guy is a tool and lies more than anyone I have ever met when he gets caught up and people start to question him. The lot of these reality "stars" need a reality ****ing check. I almost NEVER see people defending them on these comments so what the hell keeps them so popular? other than bad publicity?.....

853 days ago
96.

Superman3399    

Congratulations to MTV, for continuing to put trash on TV. Between this sack of dopes and the "Teen Mom" shows, how does anyone feel sorry for these idiots. MTV stands for MOST TRASH VIEWED.

853 days ago
97.

London Vik    

Its ironic. Alot of people hit rock bottom while watching the jersey shore

853 days ago
98.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Too bad he didn't pull an Elvis squatting by a tree, I woulda' tuned in for the first and second to last time...the last time will be to watch Snookie get it underneath the boardwalk from the Latin Kings and the Brooklyn Brohams simultaneously while whacked on crack &
jack..there's a Situation for 'em. :)

853 days ago
99.

mike    

Implying the other cast members don't realize hes a two faced moron; its like when you have a idiot coworker they put up with it only because of money.

Surprised it took so long to come out; would have guessed that with all the backstabbing and name calling one of them woulda outed his drug use on tv. Then again i'm sure most of the cast aside from paulie are using. Sammie looks stung out and half awake and looks like shes in a drug stupor. snookies alcohol use is well known. The rest of the guys probably use steriods.

Still kinda amazed it didn't come out sooner unless they had a kind of implied agreement they don't mention each others drug use for fear that mtv might kick them out

853 days ago
100.

josh    

blah, ****ing hate him. He is so annoying!

853 days ago
101.

Tracy    

I think this gang has rung its course. I love the show and I think alot is funny but every one of them has a drinking problem if not drug problem. Every episode they are completely f**ked up.and quite frankyl this last season started taming down and wasnt as interesting. No Ronnie and Sam drama at all( good for them tho but their fights were hilarious) now Snooki wont be on the show, this baby probably saved her life( from drinnking herself to death one of these days) and now Mike wont be drinking, once you go for substance and admit you have a problem all things to do with drinking and drugs are gone. sooo the next season will be the worst. BUT I hated seeing them ruin their bodies. It had to end soon, you cant party like that daily and live long

853 days ago
102.

Kristenliz11    

ha! Rehab? This guys not smart enough to boil water, let alone figure out how to take drugs. This is definitely a publicity stunt!! Jersey shore is over, and no one likes the situation, and this keeps him in the spotlight.

853 days ago
103.

Mike    

He is snorting oxycotin !!!! And has been for a longggggg time now! Even way before jersey shore...

853 days ago
104.

lollleridiotos    

its due to exhaustion. hes using either adderall or ritaline both common prescription drugs even stronger then cocaine is abused

852 days ago
105.

justin    

You know, morality and religion were created for a reason, besides just power. I mean, those things do serve a purpose. The reason? Safety.
The reason society as a whole preaches moderation or even abstinance from certain activities is because they can become dangerous and addictive. Drugs can lead to big boy problems, even if you get off. Sex is the number one cause of mental problems. Seems untrue, doesn't it? What do you think cheating, embarrassment, abortion, being used, and disease make you feel like? Happy?
These kids are going down a dangerous path, and I'm glad the best and brightest of the group, Vinny, got out while he still had his egg non-scrambled. Way to go Vinny. There are cool people who know when to say when, and you'll be the better for it. People respect you AND think you're the man. Hard combo, but you've done it. Sitch, you're um, not respected.

852 days ago
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