Take That star checks into rehab
Published 13/03/2010 | 10:01
Take That star Mark Owen is in rehab at a clinic after confessing his battles with womanising and drink.
His spokesman confirmed Owen, 38, had been checked into a "private clinic" after a turbulent week in which he apologised for having a string of affairs behind his wife's back and then said he had an alcohol problem.
Owen, who has often been seen as a "squeaky clean" member of the reunited group, previously said he was "deeply sorry" for the "pain" he had caused to his wife and friends through his flings with as many as 10 women.
The pop star and his wife Emma, who have two children, married only last October but have been together for five years.
His spokesman would not disclose which clinic Owen had attended but said "he had been checked in" during recent days.
In a confession to The Sun this week, he said he had seen a number of women over the years during his relationship.
Owen also branded himself "a prat", disclosing that he was seeing a therapist in a bid to "sort things out".
He told the newspaper he had discussed his drink problem with bandmates Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and Howard Donald and had sought advice from former Take That member Robbie Williams, who battled alcohol and drug addiction.
The singer - who also admitted he had been a heavy cannabis user and still smoked the occasional joint - said: "I have had issues for a long time. I've drunk for the last 10 years and it got to a bad point."