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Tanning Mom

Enters Rehab

For Booze

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

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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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.
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.

467 days ago

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.

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


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.

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


How can she afford it?

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


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.

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


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

467 days ago


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.

467 days ago


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.

467 days ago


Could she be Lindsay's real mom???

467 days ago
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