(NEW YORK) — Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is taking a break from GTL-ing to “get control of a prescription medication problem,” he said Wednesday.
“I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion,” he said in a statement posted to his website. “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.”
Late Tuesday, the 29-year-old Jersey Shore star denied reports that he was in rehab. After TMZ reported that he was seeking in patient treatment, Sorrentino tweeted, “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.”
Like many members of MTV’s hard-partying Jersey Shore cast, Sorrentino is paid handsomely for nightclub appearances, in some cases making up to $50,000 just to show up. Additionally, “Sitch” was reportedly paid a half-million bucks to be the face of Devotion vodka, a protein-infused spirit.
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