Rourke: 'I've Been In Therapy For Nine Years'
Hollywood star MICKEY ROURKE has been in therapy for nine years to help him cope with losing his career, his second wife CARRE OTIS, and his home. The 49-year-old suffered a career slump in the late 80s and early 90s that saw him turn down roles in successful films PULP FICTION, RAIN MAN and PLATOON. And Rourke is still seeing his therapist, despite a recent career upsurge in movies including MAN ON FIRE and SIN CITY. He says, "I thought I'd be in therapy for six months, but nine years later, I'm still at it. I thought I'd only need a short time to change, but here I am still going once a week. "When I lost my career, my wife, my house, I used to go up to three times a week for about five years, because I had nothing else to do."