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Robin Williams checks into rehab to work on his sobriety

By Kaitlyn Frey,

Robin Williams has checked into a rehab facility — but not for an addiction. He is simply working on maintaining his sobriety.

“After working on 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 rep told the NY Daily News.

The 62-year-old actor, who has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, is staying at the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota, according to TMZ.

Williams is enrolled in a program at Hazeldon Center called The Lodge, which according to its website, “immerses you in the Twelve Step design for living that can inform and transform every aspect of your life.”

During his initial rise to fame on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, Williams struggled with cocaine abuse, reports People. In 2006, Williams went to rehab for a relapse of alcohol addiction.

After his wife became pregnant in 1982 and his close friend John Belushi tragically died, Williams decided to become sober.

“The Belushi tragedy was frightening. His death scared a whole group of show-business people. It caused a big exodus from drugs. And for me, there was the baby coming. I knew I couldn’t be a father and live that sort of life,” Williams told People.

Williams plans on staying at the treatment center in Minnesota for several weeks.

Image courtesy of Troy Constable/INFphoto.com.

 

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