Despite what Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino implied on Twitter and his blog, it looks like we can believe rumors that the Jersey Shore star is getting treatment for a substance abuse problem. According to a statement the reality star released this afternoon on his official blog, the Sitch has, in fact, “voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion.” Says Sorrentino, “I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.” In all honesty, we completely understand Mike’s decision. Sometimes we need to take some time off after Jersey Shore, and we’re only the ones watching it.
“All these websites are doing is spreading gossip/hearsay, and unless you hear it from us, you can’t believe everything you read,” The Situation’s blog claimed earlier today. “This is just like the child hood game of “telephone” – someone hears a small rumor and blows it out of proportion.” When posting his statement, Sorrentino’s site clarified, “It is important for us, and for The Situation, to let our fans know the truth behind what is actually going on, and getting treatment is something Mike has done on his own volition.” Well, so far the only thing that might not be true is TMZ’s claim that the Situation has been admitted to swanky rehab facility Cirque Lodge for treatment. So take that with a grain of salt, everyone! Unless the Situation confirms it tomorrow, that is!
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