With the news that Chris Brown has checked himself into rehab, the question on everyone’s mind is: Is this for real? The actor who has been in trouble with the law before and has a clear anger management issue has finally sought help following his arrest, which resulted in felony charges. In what appears to many to be an effort to stall jail time, Brown, like many before him, is seeking to manage his public image via a stint in rehab. But will it work like it did for others?
In 2007, Brand confessed to having gone to rehab for sexual addiction. The 30-day treatment stemmed from his penchant for strippers and prostitutes. The news was revealed during the actor’s book tour, which was to promote his autobiography. The story of his addiction and rehab was detailed in My Booky Wook. The book has sold over 600,000 copies since its release.
Several years ago, the actor voluntarily checked himself into rehab for sex addiction. Immediately following the news, rumors swirled that it was because Duchovny cheated on his wife Tea Leoni with a tennis instructor. However, friends refuted the claims, saying it was over pornography and Internet porn. Either way, he made his way out and back into his wife’s bed.
In September, it was dramatically revealed that Efron had secretly gone to rehab earlier this year to manage his alcohol and cocaine problems. Once a regular on the L.A. party circuit, the star quietly stepped back to focus on getting clean. His move represents a new wave of stars, such as Cory Monteith, going underground and not making a big show about rehab. Of course, all of the news came out as he made his way to the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new film.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
After 23 years of sobriety, Hoffman relapsed and began abusing prescription pills and snorting heroin. He subsequently entered a 10-day treatment program. The program was designed to get him back on his feet and ready for filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.