Gerard realized he had a problem with prescriptions and headed to the Betty Ford Center — we’re so glad things didn’t go to far, like they did with fallen icon Whitney Houston!
Gerard Butler has checked himself into rehab for a prescription drug addiction.
His issues allegedly started with pain management while he was shooting the physically-demanding lead role in 300 in 2006. The problem resurfaced with a vengeance after he had a surfing accident on Dec. 18 while filming his new movie Of Men and Mavericks.
Sources close to Gerard also confirm that he struggled with cocaine, but his main issue is the prescription pain management.
Gerard took matters into his own hands to fight an intense addiction, and he’s said to be feeling better and leaving treatment on Feb. 24.
We wish Gerard the best and we’re so glad he’s seeking treatment!
– William Earl