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Tanning Mom

Enters Rehab

For Booze

6/22/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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45-year-old Tanning Mom has entered rehab for alcohol abuse, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Patricia Krentcil -- who famously faced child endangerment charges last year after allegedly putting her 5-year-old in a tanning booth -- tell us she entered Lukens Institute in Palm Beach Thursday night.

We're told Tanning Mom realized she had hit rock bottom after she was placed in detox for 30 hours at an airport in Minneapolis last week ... for being way too drunk to fly.

Of course, TM has had a few public drunken incidents -- last August she was a wasted, stumbling, panty-flashing mess at a gay nightclub in NYC. 'Memba that? So it's not a huge surprise.

As for why she ended up at Lukens -- a rehab center endorsed by Michael Lohan -- we're told TM reached out to Michael about treatment because the two went to high school together ... and she heard Michael mention Lukens' unique treatment and success in a recent interview.

Krentcil will remain in treatment for 30 days.

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Lynn317    

WOW this is such a shock. Who would have thought this lovely, sensible, gracious, charming, elegant, responsible lady would have any problems at all ... let alone a problem with the demon rum.
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And just a year ago everyone thought tanning mom's only problem - was letting her daughter into a tanning salon. WRONG. This type of loony behavior ... is usually just the tip of the iceberg. Poor daughter, who knows how many years she has had to deal with this.

434 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

Michael Lohan RUNS a rehab Center???? ARe you kidding me. Now the state of Florida allows a whacko to run a re-hab centre?????????????? In what world does that make any sense.

434 days ago
18.

Reg    

"The Rehab Centre" OPERATED by Michael Lohan!!!!!!
WTF!!! LMFAO!!!!

434 days ago
19.

J4X    

And the first call Michael Lohan made after getting off the phone with Tan Mom was TMZ. Right, Harv?

434 days ago
20.

Mike    

This sounds mean, but without actually intending to be mean, this woman is just nuts. Plain and simple. And I strongly object to her being made a celebrity by TMZ. She came in to the public's eye for questionable parenting and has been kept in the public eye simply because she's nuts. Let her fade away, TMZ. Please. And for the sake of all that is good in this world, please never post another picture of this woman in a swimsuit. Not even Viagra would work after viewing this woman in a swimsuit.

434 days ago
21.

tgrfan42069    

why does tmz cover this woman? i mean really.she got arrested for something then suddenly tmz looks at her as a celeb what a ****ing joke

434 days ago
22.

jwoolman    

How can she afford it?

434 days ago
23.

tgrfan42069    

the guy next door got arrested for not paying traffic tickets.tmz should cover him.

434 days ago
24.

Jellybean    

Well lookie there _ Michael Lohan honing in on Tanning Mom's camera time. Surprise! Surprise! Pretty desperate when you feel like you have to show Tanning Mom up.

434 days ago
25.

Reg    

That is NOT Tanning mum in that pic. It is the New and Improved Linds!!!

434 days ago
26.

Jellybean    

Michael Lohan has no business guiding anybody else in the matters of drugs, alcohol or family issues. NO BUSINESS.

434 days ago
27.

Reg    

Are there any Refugee's apart from me , from the dead Blo thread here?

434 days ago
28.

jill    

bull****. she ended up at lukens because they have the same manager and this is a set up story for both her clients. same thing the manager did when octomom went to rehab and michael lohan ended up involved.

434 days ago
29.

jill    

and tan mom chose lukens because michael lohan was desperate to get lindsay there and lindsay was smart enough to not go anywhere her father recommends.

434 days ago
30.

monal    

Could she be Lindsay's real mom???

434 days ago
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