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Oscar De La Hoya

I'm Back In Rehab

9/10/2013 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0910-oscar-de-la-hoya-tmzOscar De La Hoya has just checked himself back into a rehab facility ... two years after completing a stint in treatment for cocaine and alcohol.

De La Hoya revealed the news in a statement to the media, explaining why he won't be ringside during the Mayweather vs. Canelo fight this weekend, one of the biggest fights ever put on by his Golden Boy Promotions company.

"I will not be at the fight this Saturday to cheer Canelo to victory since I have voluntarily admitted myself into a treatment facility," De La Hoya said.

"I explained this to Canelo and he understood that my health and longterm recovery from my disease must come first."

"Thank you for your understanding. I ask for your support and privacy during this difficult time for me and my family."

Oscar checked into rehab back in 2011 -- and in a previous interview said, "My drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol."

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TMZCrazy    

There's a lot more to life than alcohol and cocaine.

354 days ago
2.

J    

There is no stigma in "going to rehab" anymore. Anything that can make you a better you is great, and welcomed. Kudos to you Oscar for recognizing the trouble in your life. Good luck in your journey.

354 days ago
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Googie    

Got to give him credit for voluntarily getting help. Wish other celebrities would take the same initiative & get help. I wish him success in overcoming his addition.

354 days ago
4.

Brian    

He doesn't want to be there for this Great match - as if 1 week is going to make a difference on his drug fueled lifestyle.

I know - He doesn't want to be there for a staged fight. Showtime isn't going to let Mayweather lose with 260...mil invested and 4 fights to go.

354 days ago
5.

smug234    

Pffff Cross Dressing Golden Girl....

354 days ago
6.

daved0622    

Another publicity stunt from a has been, he could have checked in Monday.

354 days ago
7.

Your mom    

What I had no idea he did coke

354 days ago
8.

OhWell    

Oscar Gay La Hoya.

354 days ago
9.

Charmz98    

He doesn't want to witness Canelo's bitch ass losing the fight!

354 days ago
10.

OhSoLittleMouse    

I DESPISE it when drinking and boozing is labelled a disease. It's not. It's a choice.

I wonder how many MS, ALS, Cancer etc. patients wish they could single handedly cure their "disease" by not chugging, shooting and snorting things into their bodies.

354 days ago
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cindy    

Praying for you, Oscar. it's such a terricle disease. Get well soon.

354 days ago
12.

Warren    

What could Oscar's deep rooted problem be that drives him to drink and/or do drugs?

There is nothing wrong with being bisexual.

354 days ago
13.

Spanky    

Good for Oscar for seeking treatment.

354 days ago
14.

indaknow    

Perfect Pub for the fight. Now even more Mexicans will want to see Floyd get is ass beat---with the extra incentive for canelo to "do it for oscar." Hype. This fight will sell, but it wont be close. But all parties involved will laugh to the bank.

354 days ago
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tonywestspeaks!    

Figures! GO MONEY TEAM! :)

354 days ago
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