Comedian George Carlin is set to start the new year (05) in rehab after
confessing he's battling an alcohol and drug problem.
The JERSEY GIRL star, 67, has issued a statement to the media in America
telling fans not to worry; he just wants to get sober before his problems get
He says, "I'm going into rehab because I use too much wine and Vicodin.
one told me I needed this; I recognized the problem and took the step
"My levels of use are nowhere near the worst you hear about these days; I
could easily have continued functioning at a good level... for a while. But my
use would have progressed, I would have been in deeper trouble, and I didn't
"I've never been in rehab before and I know it isn't easy, but I'm highly
motivated, and will do whatever's needed. When I get out, I will take a little
time for myself before resuming my schedule."
Carlin's Jersey Girl co-star Ben Affleck also checked himself into rehab
two years ago in a bid to kick a spiralling drinking problem.