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The Situation

Blames Pill Addiction on

'Dancing w/ the Stars' Injury

9/10/2013 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino says his addiction to prescription painkillers began after suffering a neck injury on "Dancing with the Stars" back in 2010 ... and he's still battling to stay sober.

We broke the story ... Sitch checked into rehab back in March 2012 -- and after his people initially insisted the MTV star was just suffering from exhaustion, they eventually admitted he was hooked on opiates.

Now, 32-year-old Situation is talking about his battle with prescription drugs ... telling the AP his addiction was so bad, he could barely dress himself.

"All I had to do was get dressed for a family function and I couldn’t do that. The shirt was laid out, the belt, the pants, everything. The shower was on. I couldn’t even get out of bed."

Sitch says it was at that moment, he realized he had a problem -- "If I can’t [get dressed], how am I going to continue?”

The former "Jersey Shore" star says he's still taking medication for his injury -- but undergoes counseling to keep his addiction in check.

He's also a paid spokesman for the company that makes his pills -- and participates in a program that helps spread awareness about opiate prescription painkiller addictions.

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1.

wj    

a bad excuse is better than none.

357 days ago
2.

Areader    

Good for Mike Sorrentino!

357 days ago
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Ace    

He hasn't answered the real question: Did he really sleep with Snookie.

357 days ago
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Sticky Icky    

So he's still a legal addict? Wtf is he patting himself on the back about?

357 days ago
5.

Steve    

Who...?

357 days ago
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misty    

What t stupid tool. He'll be doing gay porn soon.

357 days ago
7.

Slash    

Who cares!??

357 days ago
8.

Patti    

such a Dou che Bag....when will they all go away......

357 days ago
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Michele     

He's on Suboxone. That drug is supposed to be taken for short-term use. There's no reason he should be on it this long. That's just another crutch and is masking the real issues.

357 days ago
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JW    

I'm calling BULL SH^T on the whole thing. So bad he couldn't dress himself, from opiates? No way. Absolutely no way. Harder drugs, maybe. But not Rx pain killers. No he's a spokeman for the company? What exactly does that entail? He's just desperate for publicity.

357 days ago
11.

Mikey    

Come out of the closet already freak.

357 days ago
12.

Nancy    

He is so Dou chey looking.

357 days ago
13.

Joe    

I call BS on his excuse.

357 days ago
14.

JP    

Too bad he does't seem to recall ramming his head into a concrete wall in Italy like the drunken idiot he is. Seems his own stupidity caused an injury.

357 days ago
15.

JimmyB    

ZZZZZZzzzzzzz.

357 days ago
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