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Gerard Butler Successfully Completed Treatment: Rep

Gerard Butler Successfully Completed Treatment: Rep

Gerard Butler is home after successfully completing a stay in a treatment center, a rep for the actor tells

TMZ reported earlier in the day that the 42-year-old Scottish actor had entered rehab to address issues with prescription drugs.

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Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health,” Gerry‘s rep told in a statement.

Congratulations go out to Gerry for successfully completing his treatment – and here’s to his continued health.

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  • Mary

    that was fast

  • Chriss

    Funny short story about the Oscars: R.I.P. Oscar – A Hollywood Satire by Andie Heid
    (includes: The Oscar Games, Movie Star Wars, Catwoman Rises, Battle of the Snow Whites, The Twilight Saga continues…)

  • BEAN

    Wtf this is so lame. If you’re in rehab shouldn’t these kind of things be private? Why do you actually need to let the world know? Gerard has just turned into another Hollywood loser

  • Info

    I hope he didn’t get out today just for the purpose of attending the Oscar parties.
    He should have stayed twice as long, 6 weeks not 3. It’s too soon; I hope he doesn’t fall again down the road.
    I can’t belive he is going to parties tonight as if nothing happened. He might end up going through a relapse because he is not fortified enough to sheild himself from temptation. I just wish him the beast.

  • dag

    Alan is photo bombing that picture.

  • BEAN

    @Info: HE’S LAME

  • GFW

    Well wishes Gerry! No one knows you quite as well as you know you so I trust you know you well enough to know leaving is the best thing!

  • she

    Thank God he did the right thing. Wishing him to continue the good work he started at the rehab center. It’s important to have a warm place to go back to.

  • DAW

    You can fight the Celtic darkness. Stay strong. Stay healthy.

  • Emma

    Woohoo! Good for ya!

  • yikes

    That was too short. Hope he keeps it together. All the best, GB.

  • krampaa

    he is a mediawh@re…the story is bs.

  • Info

    Don’t jump to conclusions and be too hard on him. Many people have pain-management issues that lead to addiction. It’s the coke i don’t like, but I can understand being addicted to pain killers. It happens to so many people. That’s why pain killers should really be your last resort. I know people addicted to Advil and Alive as well. It’s so easy to get addicted to this, and very sad if you don’t learn how to manage the pain. The pain killers should be taken only on days you really have it bad. As most people with pain know, it varies from day to day. Some days are mild and you can cope, and some days are excoriating. I don’t know the level of pain he has, but usually that’s how pain behaves. That’s why it’s called pain management.
    I know he tried everything, from massage therapy, heat therapy, laser, acupuncture, orthopedic doctors (it’s how he met Apple BOB), hypnosis, and many other fancy new approaches, like brain-wave therapy and a couple more. So this is an ongoing thing, which probably just got exacerbated in the last year, like the articles suggest. Then, after the almost drowning incident, it probably triggered some break down, which is why i noticed him so many times sniffling, unable to sit still in interviews, and the worst thing, his voice changed, I noticed how coarse his voice got, like the voice of a heavy smoker (which he started again but stopped), or of someone who didn’t sleep for days at a time. People that do coke can stay up for 24 hours at a time and then they crash. I don’t know if he really had such a bad coke addiction but his voice sounded so bad in the last few interviews – Howard Stern, the morning mash, Pierce Morgan, (although in that one it wasn’t so bad), and a few others. It ceased to be a deep manly voice; it became coarse and a bit shrill, like he didn’t sleep all night. I noticed all of these signs in him, but never dared to think that he actually had this problem because he always talks about how he stopped drinking and never looks back, even when he is around people that drink. I am just happy he didn’t let it get out of hand.

  • Swansong/Paisley

    I can’t say I’m surprised. He is a driven man who his fought addiction for the better part of his life. Sadly, addiction is something he will have to fight his WHOLE life. On the heals of Whitney Houston’s tragic passing, I hope Gerry stays on task with getting himself healthy again. No he’s not a fallen idol for me. He’s a complex human being who has a weakness. I believe he has the will and the personal fortitude to wrestle his demons….and I pray to God that he wins this battle and all the others to come. As a fan it is not my right to judge or condemn him. I hope he gets rid of all the toxic people in his life and moves forward in a positive direction. As a non addictive person, I just cannot imagine having to deal with this. Take care, Gerry. I support your endeavor to be free. Swannie

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    I know someone who worked(behind the scenes) with Gerard on a movie in South America and he stated that in his spare time Gerard was “snorting cocaine and banging Brazilian chicks.” Gerard, you can still have the ladies but leave the coke behind.

  • redOctober


    “… I hope he gets rid of all the toxic people in his life and moves forward in a positive direction.”

    Amen to that !

  • so……….

    lame are his phannies that expect perfection and deny him being human. money, fame, women, can’t buy happiness. he should leave hollywood, go back to scotland and live a life out of the limelight and get away from crazed fans and those enablers that surround him daily.he has enough money to live out his days doing good.

  • malgo

    And I thought what was happening to him, where he was for so long, almost a month there was silence … silence …. Well, they’re back Gerry, I hope that soon you will show to the world I wish you good luck kiss

  • ellie’

    I was wondering where u were Gerry…be well..and be healthy..good luck…

  • malgo

    Media reports, and I quote:
    Scottish actor reported to the Betty Ford facility voluntarily. Clinic is well known that there treat celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, Ozzy Osbourne, the husband of Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and had Anna Nicole Smith.

    How to say informants, Butler became addicted to painkillers in 2006 300th on the film Injuries, which he contracted there, meant that he started taking too much medication. December 18 the actor had a serious accident while shooting a picture Of Men and Mavericks. Then again picked up the drugs I. .. heroin.

  • Stacie

    I have to say I’m very proud of Gerard . This was a very Brave thing to do and even more so to do it in PRIVATE. He’ so brave and strong minded . Hopefully now he can rest and / or go on a nice vacation or something , maybe visit his family in Scotland . So proud and 100% behind him . Love him . : )

  • standing ovulation

    Crikey, he realized he was bangin Brandi Glandvile and knew he needed help. I wish I could say I am surprised but I am not. Wish him the best though, and agree with everyone that he should get the Hel.l out of Dodge before it kills him.

  • ruh roh

    I wonder if all his stupid fans are setting up vigil outside Betty Ford with candles and red roses.Their demi god is human afterall.

  • Info

    12:04 PM PST — Gerard’s manager, Alan Siegel tells TMZ, “Gerard left Betty Ford early this morning and he’s healthy.”

  • @Manny

    stop making these negative remarks all over the thread. You’re not fooling anyone. You’re probably home socking because you got stuck telling everyone you’re going skeiing today which was a total lie to begin with made only to make you look like you got a life beside JJ, and now you’re dying to comment on this breaking news but can’t, so now you’re socking instead.

  • Me

    Love you, you’re always in my hart, take care

  • wtf?

    so sad to hear that a guy who i thought had it all, is struggling with this…. …

    i must admit i felt something wasn’t quite right with him for awhile but i also thought it would be more of a se.xual addiction thing or stressed out due to his crazy paced life.

    anyhoot take care gerry, breathe, us crazy fans will be here for you, imperfections and all…………..

    @lolita……hugs to you to doll, be well, and yes me and the boys are doing fine :)

  • bystander

    @@Manny: not past the first page and the childishnesd starts.
    Please keep this thread polite and let’s discuss Gerry in an adult fashion! We may not all agree but that doesn’t make anyone 100% right or wrong.

  • @Manny

    lol, this is not about agree or disagree, it’s about Manny and her cohorts enjoy upsetting the so-called phannies and it’s not cool.

  • GFW

    You’re in here too…
    You need to seek out anger management. You’re blood pressure is sky-high. You’re there, here, everywhere… why? I’ll tell you, you are suffering from stored anger. Anger that has been living inside of you for years. Anger held inside leads to bitterness, hatred, and what you’re doing here. You idol turned real… the hurt turned to anger and the anger to a critical attitude. You have internalized your anger for a long time and now are lashing out!

  • GFW

    She’s so happily married you see! So busy. “born busy”! LOL
    Oh, and that’s your idol turned real… (everywhere I put it) [slinking away]. Shocking for so many to realize he’s flawed, human… vulnerable? But maybe Gerry could benefit from some anger management too? Who knows, it could be what’s at the heart of the matter?

  • Dragonette

    @malgo: Um, heroin? WTF that’s a new one. Link?

    I want to pat him on the head and give him cookies.

  • malibumillie

    Nice sugarcoating what is a “successful stay at a treatment center” you didn’t OD, you didn’t walk out before you were discharged by the treatment facility, you didn’t get caught sneaking in drugs, you “shared” at group therapy, you properly detoxed and aren’t throwing up anymore, you didn’t go out and snort a few lines after leaving? It is almost insulting to our intelligence and other people in treatment -no one is “cured” after 3 weeks, that is just big step #1.

  • Hey

    What about real problems for a change JJ?
    If he can’t handle his booze and fame why is that OUR concern?
    “Poor Gerry” give me a break people! He’ll be back at it in no time you’ll see.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    @malibumillie: I agree with you and I’m not sure I entirely like Alan’s statement that “he’s healthy”. He’s far from it. Even if he went there to detox and he currently has nothing in his system, he’s not even close to be recovered and healthy. Overcoming addiction is a daily, life-long struggle. My brother-in-law was a heroin addict. Can’t tell you how many times he went into rehab. Every time he’d come out, he’d be fine for a bit but it wouldn’t last long. He’d always go back to the same “neighborhood” to hang out with the same “friends” and he’d always get sucked back into it. He couldn’t break away from the location and the people. That was his biggest mistake. He wound up dropping dead of a heart attack. We found him face down on the floor. It was so sad and such a shame. I hope this doesn’t happen to GB. He so loves this Hollywood lifestyle and it’s hard to break away from. He’s exposed to so much of this garbage there. He’s surrounded by it. The parties, the drugs, the alcohol, etc. It’s worrisome and with his self-admitted addictive personality, it could be a daily struggle. I hope he gets control of it and stays in control. Still wish he’d go back to Scotland. Hollywood and NYC are not the places he should be right now.

  • Mr. Giggles

    Just heard about G’s stint in rehab and had to check in ……
    So our boy’s been sniffin’ snow …… no great shock ……G’s been glassy eyed for years ……. remember the Brazil pix a few years back ?!?!
    And the weight loss ….. too quick to not have involved meds …… or a finger down his throat.
    Hope he gets the help he needs ….. tho a mere 3 weeks isn’t nearly enough….. addiction is a b*tch that keeps biting
    Feel a bit sad for him ……… yeah.. even me… who thinks he’s a punk most of the time ….. good luck my boy …. you’re gonna need it !!!!!!!

  • glaswegie

    @Can’tGetEnough: Because we hae no blow in Glasgow????

  • from WO

    I guess we’re going to have to see what happens tonight. Last night Alan told someone GB would be at a private party tonight. I just read on WO that tonight is CAA’s big pre-Oscars bash and it’s technically considered to be a private event. If GB left rehab to go to this thing it makes me think he’s not taking his recovery seriously.
    Three weeks to treat prescription meds and cocaine is woefully inadequate to begin with. If GB is jumping right back into the party circuit his demons are going to take him over again in no time.

  • Clamsie

    He needs to remove himself from the boys and girls of the fashion industry. They live to get high and higher and he’s in a downward spiral already. His voice has changed and that isn’t good. He sounds like he’s smoking a lot of something, crack, pot, who knows? He’s a total f/ckwad if he doesn’t get the hell out of Hollyweird.

  • Info

    @from WO:
    Yes, it’s a good thing you’re keeping tabs on that. Let’s see if he’s a show tonight. However, I personally think he needs some solitude to get thrugh this. He needs to face his demons, not run away from them by going to parties.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    Just popping in…I hope all the regulars and lurkers on JJ are doing well…… It is very sad to hear of Gerard Butler’s substance abuse struggles. I really wish that he wasn’t released from treatment so soon, especially before the Oscars! Would it have killed them to keep him through Monday at least? Three weeks is NOT enough time in my opinion. From my own experience I needed a month to withdraw from sedatives(I was happily mixing those and booze for several years) and another 18 months to stop abusing and give up alcohol. I hope that he can find a strong support system with people who don’t use and I hope that his so called “friends” and “hangers-on” won’t enable him anymore if he is looking for their help to “party”. Of course he has to genuinely WANT to get healthy and hopefully he is now under a psychiatrist/psychologist/therapist’s care so he can tackle not only his addictions but also the underlying issues.

  • Moral Mary

    Lets all congratulate another loser for going to rehab! Thanks Jared!

    People – wake up – they are just actors. They lie for a living. Why do u put them on a pedestal? Most of them are selfish losers with drug addictions, sex addictions, criminal records, etc.

    Go applaud your local school teacher, or a doctor, or a scientist curing diseases. WAKE UP

  • rose colored glasses

    His drug use was so obvious all along but the girl fans of his on his threads were so deep in denial, when someone would post suggesting he was stoned, they were shot down! You “fans” probably all just enabled him!

  • Manny

    Wow… I don’t know who you are but you are wrong. I just got back from skiing and this is my first post on this thread. If you are ever in Utah you should try it, incredibly beautiful. I spent the day at Alta. Even have a sunburned nose. :)
    @Mr. Giggles:
    Hey Giggles… We are putting together a viral party for the Oscars. Email me at mannyjjtemp @ :)

  • Sharon

    He disappeared from view quietly soon after the filming accident that almost cost him his life. No matter what his past history has been, it was brave of him to make that choice and to do it under the radar. The announcement today was that he had left the rehab facility not that he had stopped seeking help for whatever problems he may be facing. We should be congratulating him on the choice he made, and the fact that he made a successful effort to keep private matters private, and wishing him well in his recovery.

  • too soon

    The worst thing he could do is leave rehab too soon and head out to a party. I hope his entourage, including Alan, is not pushing him back into the social circuit to get him earning money again. He needs to focus on his health and well-being. The minimum residential stay at Betty Ford is 30 days. Why is he out after 21 days? Something not right here. And it seems most are rolling eyes at the story that it’s mostly about pain meds. Coke is the bigger issue, and that will take some serious and prolonged effort to kick. Good luck Gerry, you can do it.

  • i heart

    @Sharon: I completely agree. He has recognized that he has a problem and that is an important first step. He should be supported through this ongoing process, not sneered at. We, are all too eager to criticize celebrities in rehab yet we practically annoint them as saints when they die of their addictions. We are a fickle public and in a small part to blame for some of the downfalls of fame.

    I, for one wish Butler success, and I hope he continues in treatment. We should hope and encourage any addict success in kicking their addictions, irregardless if they are famous or not. Their failure could be deadly.

  • I smell spin

    I think there’s some PR spin going on here. GB wasn’t badly hurt in the Mavericks hold down. He said so at the time and so did his people. We were all told he was just fine. The hospital checked him out and released him in a matter of hours. He couldn’t have been badly injured if they released him that fast. GB talked on and on and on about the surfing accident when he was promoting Coriolanus and never mentioned any serious injuries. I think his team are just saying this out now to help gloss over his drug addiction.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    I agree..:) I have to re copy this…

    He should be supported through this ongoing process, not sneered at. We, are all too eager to criticize celebrities in rehab yet we practically annoint them as saints when they die of their addictions. We are a fickle public and in a small part to blame for some of the downfalls of fame.

  • ahem…

    so that coke nail on the pinky was really for coke, WTF?, not s/e/x or nose picking?

    I think that cocaine abuse is the real elephant in the room here folks, and its been given a good Hollyweird PR spin too!

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