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Judge to Michael Madsen

You Need Serious Help

With Your Booze Problem

6/20/2013 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Reservoir Dogs" actor Michael Madsen has a really bad booze problem that needs immediate attention -- so says the judge in his DUI case ... who just ordered Madsen to check in to a live-in alcohol treatment facility.

Madsen appeared in court in Van Nuys today sporting a nasty black eye. It's unclear how he got the shiner ... but the actor has bigger problems.

The actor had been ordered to appear in court today after the judge revoked his probation stemming from his 2012 arrest ... when he was popped on PCH in a gleaming red hot rod with a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit (allegedly).

Madsen had struck a plea deal in the case, in which he agreed to attend AA classes -- but we're told he blew them off, so the judge revoked his probation.

Today ... the judge decided he needed some extra help with his alcohol problem ... and ordered him to enroll in a residential treatment facility for at least 30 days.

The judge ordered Madsen not to leave the facility without court approval -- and said the court would reevaluate the situation after the 30-day period based on a progress report from the facility.

Madsen was ordered to check in to the program within 72 hours.

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Lucky_130    

I dont think drinking problems ever really go away, thats part of the problem

428 days ago
2.

ZRGB    

That's why everyone should smoke pot instead of drinking. I've stopped for a year at a time and the only time I toke is when life is good and I want to kick back. Alcohol is really the worst thing.

428 days ago
3.

lander    

and lindsey lohan is still free.

428 days ago
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paul a.    

Hey little Doggie. Are you gonna stand there and bark or are you gonna bite?

LOVED that movie!!

Reservoir Dogs

428 days ago
5.

Evy    

There is no such thing as "AA classes" - there are meetings but no classes. Do your homework.

428 days ago
6.

Mikey    

Take a cab and no one will give a F what you do.

428 days ago
7.

Jimbo    

He was just at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs a few days ago reading poetry....

428 days ago
8.

Ashley     

typical loser,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

428 days ago
9.

Ashley     

line up thats your american white male for ya.........
fvcking sad...racist low life drunk,,,,,,,,,,,,,

428 days ago
10.

Ali    

Well at least someone's in his camp and is looking out for him, albeit the Court, but any help is better than no help. What is with these "stars" who can't seem to keep their shiz together???

428 days ago
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21stcent    

72 hours? How can he possibley do that? Took Lohan 45 days to choose the wrong rehab and get her partying done before she checked in.

428 days ago
12.

Pimpcessa    

He used to be such a hottie. God, he was fine!

428 days ago
13.

Azi    

Damn dude, you're 55 years old, time to slow down. Five to ten years ago, somebody else would be sporting that black eye, but now you are.

SLOW DOWN !

428 days ago
14.

Carol L    

Very talented actor. Hopefully he'll see the light.

428 days ago
15.

mr.howell     

I thought he was doing better!...off the wagon AGAIN!...what a mess he is!..his sister Virginia is still beautiful after these years!..

428 days ago
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