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The Situation

In Rehab for Alcohol

Problem for 'Jersey Shore'

3/22/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Situation is in rehab not just for prescription drugs
The Situation
is in rehab not just for prescription drugs, but also for alcohol, TMZ has learned, and this turn of events could pose big problems for next season's "Jersey Shore."

Sources involved in the situation (sorry) tell us ... the Situation went through detox at a facility before he checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah, and the detox involved alcohol.

Our sources also say The Sitch is "very open" with other patients at Cirque about his drinking.  He discusses how his club appearances escalated his alcohol use.

Now here's the problem for "Jersey Shore."  The Situation and alcohol have been tied at the hip for 5 seasons.  If the show allows The Situation to fall off the wagon to make the show better in season 6, they will look like crass enablers.  If they don't let him drink, there's a good chance they will lose viewers.

Stay tuned.

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61.

Throwback kid    

MTV could care less about the Situation, they will squeeze every dollar they can out of these Jersey Shore losers then discard them like the trash that they are. To be honest, it is really pushing it for a 6th season anyway? They are all rich and famous and they work in the t shirt store for 6 dollars an hour and the customers have to act like they are not famous? The whole concept has gone stale. They had a good run but it's time all these drunken losers go out and get real jobs and stop being paid to get drnk every night

856 days ago
62.

jbeans    

Just cancel this train wreck of a show. They are all FAKE LOSERS! Stupid show, stupid people.

856 days ago
63.

dia11    

so sad watching him fall so hard in season 5. I blame Viacom for his constant intoxication on the show and the decline in his health. He felt the need to be the villian on the show because he didnt think he was entertaining enough. I liked when he had all that confidence and he was slightly nice but season 5 all he did was look like he was blacked out all the time and he only messed with 'grenades'. What happend Mike? I hope your ok. Leave 'Jersey Shore' and refocus on being healthy.

856 days ago
64.

go home!    

And this is who MTV and others pay hundreds of THOUSANDS too. Disgusting and confirms that these people have no talent other than drinking. Why some find these losers entertaining and think its okay that they get paid that type of money for doing nothing while real talented people are struggling to pay bills is beyond me.

856 days ago
65.

Susan    

I think it's time for MTV to stop profiting off such trash, and become the channel they set out to be from the beginning. Why even call themselves "MTV" anymore - that USED to stand for "Music Television" - remember those days?

I don't watch the Jersey Shore (though I've caught a few skits online, and that's enough to make me despise it, along with all the annoying media coverage of these "try-too-hard" wannabees), nor have I watched MTV since it began going downhill years ago. I say, either do the right thing and cancel the show, entirely, OR go full out "white trash" and combine Jersey Shore w/ Celebrity Rehab and have all the cast members in therapy. From what I've seen, they can all use a good wake-up call. MTV - shame on you!

856 days ago
66.

MIchelle Orlando    

"The Situation", is the media catch of Today! He is "the poster child" for the use of "illegal remedies". Everyone is doing the same remedies!!...Mike is getting the finger that most in the communities are equal or worthy of being pointed out for the very same reasons. The Media sucks!! They need to give more of what matters in Today, and what can we do to be better as a community...or something of that sort stuff. Tire of this type of media!!! Its BS

856 days ago
67.

MIchelle Orlando    

"The Situation", is the media catch of Today! He is "the poster child" for the use of "illegal remedies". Everyone is doing the same remedies!!...Mike is getting the finger that most in the communities are equal or worthy of being pointed out for the very same reasons. The Media sucks!! They need to give more of what matters in Today, and what can we do to be better as a community...or something of that sort stuff. Tire of this type of media!!! Its BS

856 days ago
68.

Suzie    

Not to be insensitive, but this next season of the show is going to be rather interesting. If Mike is truly in recovery, he won't be drinking, Snooki is pregnant. Ronnie & Sammy might or might not be back together (boring if they are) and Jenny is still with Roger. Oh and Vinny has anxiety disorders. It will be more like celebrity rehab then Jersey Shore. They need a new cast!

856 days ago
69.

AngelElements    

I love Jersey Shore.. amd would not stop watching if they could not drink. I think this would be a great season 6 because if Mike and Nicole cannot drink, it might bring more to the show instead of club scenes all the time. I would love to see the house hanging out more together on the seaside instead of drinking all the time.

856 days ago
70.

me    

big shocker.... someone from the jersey shore cast is an alcoholic. i'm waiting for the rest of the cast to check into rehab.

856 days ago
71.

ENRIQUE    

This guy is a waste that mtv made famous

856 days ago
72.

ENRIQUE    

THE SITUATION IS A TYPICAL GUIDO FILLED THE ROIDS AND OTHER DRUGS.

856 days ago
73.

mel sand    

Actually I feel that if the stich stays sober amongst the other boozers it will make for real entertaining tv.

856 days ago
74.

Chase    

We know MTV supplies the booze, but do they also pay for his coke habit?

856 days ago
75.

Kinjit    

Season six could be best if the Sitch falls into an Alchol coma and Snookie use him as a birthing table

856 days ago
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