Mrs Doubtfire star Robin Williams checks himself into rehab
Published 01/07/2014 | 19:11
Robin Williams has checked into rehab.
The Mrs Doubtfire actor is staying at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center near Lindstrom, Minnesota. However his representative was keen to stress that his attendance at the facility isn’t because he has fell off the wagon.
“After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud," his spokesperson said according to TMZ.
Robin has been open about his struggle with addiction in the past. He went cold turkey after becoming reliant on cocaine and alcohol in the 1980s and was sober for 20 years before relapsing and checking into rehab in 2006.
TMZ added that the 62-year-old will be staying at the centre for several weeks.
Robin was photographed with an employee at a Dairy Queen very close to Hazelden on Sunday. He looked healthy in a black polo shirt and trousers.
Robin spoke to USA Today about his 2006 stint in rehab back in 2010. He revealed how scared he was after he started drinking again, because he would often have no recollection of what had happened the night before.
“I got help when I realised I was just destroying everything. When you're having blackouts on a regular basis. Blackouts, I joke, are like sleepwalking with activities. But those are really frightening, where you wake up and you have to have people (tell you what you did),” he explained. “And then you go, 'This is scary.’ ”