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Eric Dane Enters Rehab for Painkiller Addiction

Eric Dane Enters Rehab for Painkiller Addiction

Eric Dane has entered a rehabilitation facility to treat an addiction to painkillers.

The 38-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor “voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus. He reports back to work next week. Business as usual,” his rep said in a statement.

Eric and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, recently announced that they’re expecting their second child together – the couple’s firstborn, Billie, is 16 months old.

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  • first

    ha ha

  • Wow

    is that what they call it now?

  • lola

    That’s such a shame :( I never would have guessed! But I hope he gets through this! I’m sure he is very motioned and will do it..only a speed bump on the road.. too bad it seems like these bumps are on the road for almost every celeb.

  • Madhatter

    Good luck to him- I know someone who became addicted to their painkiller post operation.
    This wasn’t someone who had an addictive-like personality.
    I will never understand why the FDA has approved and/or continues to allow addictive substances to be prescribed on such a large scale.
    Oh, wait. Ye$, actually, I do.

  • DD

    I do not understand how someone gets addicted to pain killers! It zones you out…he obviosuly is not happy with SOMETHING because they really shut you off to the world and zone you out (like synthetic heroin)…I hope he finds out what void he needs to fill without drugs.

  • G

    Good luck. Cocaine’s era passed. Now it’s the painkiller era, especially in the Midwest. If you go the heart of America, young people (20 and above) are missing their teeth from pain killer/drug addictions. Don’t mock it. Just try to solve it. You MUST know someone with an addiction considering how many Americans have drug addictions. Just try to end it.

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  • justin

    he like josh duhamel lol

  • sundae

    You’ve obviously never taken painkillers before nor do you know anything about painkiller drugs. They are very habit forming.

    My boyfriend who is a doctor took them for a week after a back injury, and started to feel dependent on them that soon! He didn’t feel like himself after taking them so he stopped. He decided to stick with advil only, and light stretches and exercises. His pain actually started going away a week later without the weird side effects.

    Painkillers are no joke, but sometimes the pain is so unbearable many people find they have no other choice.

  • XYZ

    Pain killer addiction? LMAO… How stupid do these celebrities think we are? Coke and meth, Eric, dear, thats why ure going to the rehab.

  • sourpatch575

    And the Best Father of the Year award goes too…….

  • MyLeNe

    @sundae: Exactly .. Dependance is a battle of every day .. i know that .. i’m a addict

  • mikaloca


    Everyone is different. The problem is that people reach for the bottle for any stupid thing. I have been on opiates after surgery and quit taking them the day after..they make you sleep and when you stop you have insomnia so you just continue..but since some ppl have the brain to know its habit forming you are better off dropping it as soon as your pain and stick t pain management or lower pills which may not even work after the strong ones..I have bottles of the doc kept prescribing it…don’t know why

  • miapocca

    He has it a lot worse than we know…public is more sympathy to prescription drugs…you are still an addict with bad behavior…

    Alyssa milano quit this guy way back and I wondered why…hmm the secrets they keep in Hollywood

    Hmm poor baby to arrive..

  • Alex

    Good for him! It’s harder than people think to actually check yourself into rehab; it takes a lot of will power. That’s why so many people wait years before seeking help, they first have to stop being in denial and realize that they have a problem. I hope he is successful in his recovery!

  • Kristina

    If you don’t have anything nice to say you shouldn’t say anything at all no need to post negative comments or bash Eric nobody’s perfect including Eric & the same goes for all you commenters you aren’t perfect either who are you to judge Eric? Your nobody the main thing that matters is he’s getting the help he needs so he’ll no longer be addicted

  • juniper

    He is probably physically dependent, which can happen with short term use. Once physically dependent the withdrawal can be terrible when you try to stop, tapering in one week would be very hard since that could make the symptoms worse, slow taper would be easier.

  • Early

    Quit making excuses for stars who are addicts. They’ve got it made with an easy life and screw it up all the while blaming injuires, etc. Please praise those that do not choose to abuse, it was his choice!

  • laverdadduele

    Another day, another t o o l in Hollywood.

  • Kiki

    I’m sorry, why do a lot of people in America take a lot of drugs for painkiller etc.