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'The Situation' blames exhaustion for drug problem

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 10:42 AM EDT, Thu March 22, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mike Sorrentino says he "spent the past several weeks getting treatment" for drug problem
  • "Jersey Shore" star posted a confirmation of his "voluntary" rehab on his website
  • "The Situation" previously denied online reports he was in rehab
  • MTV renewed the reality TV show for a sixth season

Los Angeles (CNN) -- "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino confirmed Wednesday he is in a drug rehab program "to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion."

A statement was posted on the reality-TV personality's official website Wednesday, after denying online reports that he checked into rehab.

"Don't believe everything you read or hear," he tweeted Tuesday.

He used his Twitter account to distribute his new statement, which was titled "The Situation Wants to Set The Record Straight."

"I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion," his statement said. "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."

"Jersey Shore" ended its fifth season this month, but MTV has renewed the show for a sixth season.

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