Carlin Checks Into Rehab
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 worse.
He says, "I'm going into rehab because I use too much wine and Vicodin. No
one told me I needed this; I recognized the problem and took the step myself.
"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 want to tolerate that.
"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.28/12/2004 01:18