Gerard Butler is in rehab

Gerard Butler leaving a nightclub in London (1/5)

TMZ revealed earlier this morning that Gerard Butler checked into rehab almost a month ago. What a quitter.

Butler’s problems were triggered by the physical demands of shooting “300” in 2006. We’re told the actor began struggling with pain management, and the problem became exacerbated while filming “Of Men and Mavericks,” when Butler was badly hurt on December 18 during a surfing accident.

We’re told Butler realized he was relying too much on prescription drugs and decided to head off a full-blown addiction by entering Betty Ford three weeks ago.

It’s too bad that Gerard had to go down the prescription drug path to soothe his pain. When I was heavy into fight clubs last year, I found that some light gardening followed by a good night’s rest eased most of my aches and pains. As a bonus, I now have the prettiest chrysanthemums in the entire neighborhood! And if you don’t believe me, I will repeatedly strike you in the face.


February 24, 2012 - 9:00 am