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Gerard Butler Opens Up About Rehab

Gerard Butler Opens Up About Rehab

Gerard Butler sits down for lunch with some friends at a French restaurant on Sunset Boulevard on Thursday afternoon (October 18) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old recently opened up about the time that he spent in rehab earlier this year to address issues with prescription drugs.

“Maybe a stronger person wouldn’t have needed to go,” Gerard told Men’s Journal. “When you hear the word rehab, you think, ‘He’s a mess, he’s f–ked up.’ But I’m glad I did it. I’ve made a s–tload of wrong decisions in my life. But I know I’ve made some right ones as well.”

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  • My3cents

    He looks good in this pic!

  • spellcheck

    His last name is Butler. he has a movie coming out this month called Chasing Mavericks about big wave surfing..

  • I think

    —-he does not look happy at all. His bod looks great tho.

  • My3cents

    Why all the talk about rehab now? That was a long time ago.

  • ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS

    ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    they can hear, and see what your visually thinking
    this is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
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    The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Asians and don’t associate with non Asians that much, are very untalkative, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don’t like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Asians so there won’t be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.
    .
    Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely wild as you possibly can when you are around Asians, and try looking for Asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.
    .
    I know this may sound crazy, impossible and unbelievable, BUT IT ISN’T CRAZY WHEN IT’S TRUE
    .
    YOU HAVE TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!!!!
    THE WORLD HAS TO KNOW THIS!!!!!!!
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    I cannot stress this enough, Asians truly can read minds!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF THEM CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please please tell everyone!!!!!!!!!!! This world needs to know!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alina

    Hold on Gerry! Soon premiere! I wish you luck!

  • ?

    Aren’t those his nieces? The ones he brought to the Nim’s Island premiere?

  • Willow

    Are those adorable red haired girls his nieces? Looks like them. And perhaps other family members as well. Good Luck with your new movie, Gerard!

  • http://www.passport-stamps.com Passport Stamps

    Good for him. Glad he got help and hope he is making a remarkable discovery.

  • My3cents

    Looks like his nieces are here for the premiere! They’re getting big! Is that Gerry’s bro sitting there? I recognize Amy.

  • Pol

    I love Gerard BULER!!

  • intric8

    holy crap, lookin like Leonidas again.

  • I think

    —isn’t that his brother, sister-in-law, sister, and two nieces?
    If so what a beautiful family. Nieces are so pretty and scotish.

  • Janelle

    @ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS:

    Yes!!! Asians can read minds!!!!!! i’m not kidding!!!!!!!!! I found out last month!!!!
    This is the scariest thing ever!!!!!!!

  • Hollywood Jail

    He does look gooooooood
    But he also looks a little p/i/ssed off.
    .
    I think he’s very protective of his family and obviously doesn’t like exposing them to the paps. Especially his nieces.

  • I think
  • Just say no

    C’mon, why is this the headline when he has a new movie opening in a week.? His rehab stint was months ago. He looks none too pleased with having his family space invaded here, that’s for sure. Love ya, Gerry!

  • I think

    —-his brother is a big guy also. You think he told the paps to buzz off?

  • Hollywood Jail

    @I think:
    I sure hope being in transit for 16+hours was worth it to visit your girlfriend Gerry, because you look a little exhausted : (

  • Ben Stein

    Buler, buler….

  • Here’s an idea!

    If you’re protective of your family and/or privacy, why not eat INSIDE? Seems like a logical solution.

  • I think

    @Just say no:

    Absolutely the wrong thing to do. Rehab was a long time ago. They didn’t even spell his name right. He looks like he is ready to pound on someone. He is very protective of his family. Come on folks give him a break.

  • I think

    —-cool pics of the opening—-they went all out. I wonder if Gerry will show up in a wet suite with the top down. LOL hope so.

  • nyob

    He is pretending to be mad. Family man photo op. Just what the PR doctor ordered.

  • I think
  • angelsrock

    Gerry is one of JJ’s faves. They’ll fix that typo on his name. Buler Buler…..that’s funny. Great to see his family there with him for the premiere.

  • Hollywood Jail

    @I think:
    That’s so good to hear!
    It must be such a comfort to have his family here for him at a time like this.
    He needs people that he knows love him. They love him for who he is. Not what he can offer them.
    I can’t wait to see pics from the premiere.
    I think we’ll see a few more smiles too : )

  • Alina
  • I think

    —-do you think he met up with his family in London?

  • Alina
  • ????

    Why are they sitting outside if he doesn’t want to be photographed. How low can this guy get. Why drag his family into his PR mess. Totally out of order.

  • cupcake

    Wow new thread. I can’t wait to see pics.

  • Alina

    I think Gerry will be there soon!!!!!!

  • Alina
  • Hollywood Jail

    @????:
    “Why are they sitting outside if he doesn’t want to be photographed. How low can this guy get. Why drag his family into his PR mess. Totally out of order.”
    .
    I don’t necessarily think this is a PR set up. If it was, I think he would make a point of not looking so angry.
    He gains nothing by the ‘sulk face’ he’s presenting here.
    And why can’t he sit outside if he wants to? Also, he’s not the only one there. If he’s family are over from Scotland, it’s rare that they see a beautiful sunny day. Let them enjoy it for crying out loud.
    .
    You will see smiles at the premiere tonight. We don’t know why he’s moody in these photos. It may not even be about the paps after all.

  • I think

    @Hollywood Jail:

    —-1000 thumbs up to you!!!!

  • I think

    —-isn’t he always late? lol

  • Alina
  • tess
  • cupcake

    Its good to see him smiling.

  • Alina
  • Hollywood Jail

    Thanks to all the posters for bringing us the links!
    Your hard work is much appreciated : )

  • Alina

    Bit sad premiere! No grand !

  • Alina
  • Alina
  • http://www.livelikejay.com/ DocP

    This looks like a good movie, I hope it does well this weekend. Not just for Gerry but for everyone involoved, I know Rick Frosty hesson was very picky about who he let tell the story. I’ve been told these guys were the best.

  • I think

    @Alina:

    —tomorrow we will get the real photos.

  • Alina
  • cupcake

    Alina thanks so much for the pics.

  • I think

    —I would love to have his nieces beautiful hair and flawless skin.

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