Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino has admitted he's addicted to prescription pills.

The 'Jersey Shore' star recently checked into an undisclosed facility for ''much needed rest and recuperation'' and has now revealed he is seeking treatment for his reliance on prescription medication.

In a post on his Facebook page, the reality TV star said: ''I wanted to to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken Steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion.

''I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.''

A representative for The Situation - who recently underwent a promotional tour of Australia - had initially claimed the reality TV star wasn't being treated for drug abuse.

He said: ''He is not in rehab for substance abuse. He has spent the last several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.''

The Situation will next be seen in the sixth series of MTV's 'Jersey Shore'.