Chevy Chase has checked himself back into rehab.
On Monday, the comedian's rep confirmed that the Saturday Night Live alum has been admitted to the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota. Apparently, the Community star is seeking treatment for an alcohol-related issue — which the funny man's rep called a "tune-up". Huh.
Not to mention, the National Lampoon's Vacation actor's handler added Chevy "wants to be the best that he can be." Well that's good to hear!
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Unfortunately, this isn't the 72-year-old's first time in rehab as he previously sought help for an addiction to prescription painkillers back in 1986. At the time, Chase's rep told the New York Times that his client had checked into the Betty Ford Clinic after he had become addicted to painkillers due to major back problems he acquired from doing stunts on SNL.
During a 2010 interview with Esquire, Chevy opened up about his drug use as he noted:
"I never shot things up or freebased. I was pretty low-level when it came to drug abuse. I checked myself into the Betty Ford Clinic after my nose started to hurt."
Oh man. Nonetheless, here's hoping the A-lister is able to get himself back on track as he's slated to star in Dog Years alongside Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter. Thankfully, Chase's other project, The Christmas Apprentice, has already wrapped.
We're definitely thinking of Chevy during his rough time!
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