Oh no! After 12 years of sobriety, Trace relapsed on Jan. 13 while he was on a cruise to Jamaica. Thankfully, the country star did the right thing and checked into rehab.
Trace Adkins was headlining a country cruise to Jamaica when he fell off the wagon. The country crooner, who has always been open about his battle with alcoholism, abandoned the trip once the boat docked in Jamaica, and checked himself into rehab shortly after.
Trace Adkins In Rehab — Country Singer Seeking Treatment For Alcohol Abuse
Poor Trace! After working so hard to stay sober, he suffered an unfortunate slip-up. His rep tells Country Weekly in a statement:
“Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism. As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected.”
Trace, who is famous for such hits as “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” reportedly had an altercation with a Trace impersonator who was singing kareoke at a bar on the cruise ship, according to TMZ.
Trace, 51,”had fallen off the wagon and got into a physical fight with the impersonator,” whom he had previously met in 2007, the site reports.
Trace’s remaining performances on the cruise ship have been canceled.
Trace Adkins Rocked As American Country Awards Host
Trace did an amazing job hosting the American Country Awards with NASCAR driver Danica Patrick on Dec. 10, 2013.
He was his usual playful and soothing-voiced self, wearing an all-black outfit he topped off with a black cowboy hat, and showing excellent chemistry with Danica right off the bat.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Trace and his family during this difficult time.
— Tierney McAfee