Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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Mikey, Mikey whatever will you do??
It’s actually not surprising that Mike is/was an alcoholic. If you’ve watched even one Jersey Shore episode, the cast is drunk prettttyyy much the entire time - sadly, alcohol plays a HUGE part in the program's entertainment value.
"Mike doesn't want to give up his paid club promotional appearances: he loves the attention that he gets from the ladies and the money is great. Mike leads a very expensive life and he doesn't want his lifestyle to suffer because of his decision to go to rehab. He is very upset that stint in rehab has become public knowledge, because he doesn't want it to affect his bottom line. Mike's brother handles his club appearances and he has been telling club managers that Mike has no plans on giving up the nightlife."
We’re sorry, but people go to rehab for serious dependance issues, we just don’t believe that continuing to appear at clubs rife with alcohol and other substances is condusive to staying clean…unless that person has the willpower of Gandhi…but then, they wouldn’t be in rehab in the first place, right??
There is also the worry that if MTV allows Mikey back on the show and portrays him easing into his old ways, they could potentially be sending the wrong message about addiction.
Instead of fist pumping, pump some tubes of icing at a baking class. Instead of binge drinking, binge on volunteer work, or something.
We just want you to be healthy, Dude!!
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