It seems that a new celebrity entering rehab for drug and alcohol addiction is becoming a weekly headline these days. Even celebrities succumbing to their addictions and dying is — though certainly sad — less of a shock than it should be. Fortunately, John Mulaney saw that he’s got a problem and has checked into rehab to fix himself up.
The comedian entered rehab this past weekend and will spend the holidays away from friends and family at a facility in Pennsylvania. John’s reportedly not fighting rehab … and his friends and family are happy that he’s getting the help he needs.
According to Page Six, which first reported the news, John struggled to stay sober during the pandemic. John, who had been sober since he was 23, was no stranger to openly talking about his struggles … admitting his dabbling with prescription and illegal drugs.
Just last year, he said he started drinking at just 13 years old … and drank for attention. John said he didn’t know how to act … until booze made him hilarious again.
But, the struggles didn’t end there. The 38-year-old comedian told Esquire for a September cover story that the drinking ultimately led to him using drugs. He said, “I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it.”
The 38-year-old comedian added, “I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of ‘This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing.'”
Hang in there John, you have our full support!
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