The first step is always admitting you have a problem. The challenge is to do something about it, and sustain any progress that you may be able to make.
It seems that Chris Klein has taken a step in that
direction by checking into rehab less than a week after he was arrested for drunken driving, according to a report on the New York Daily News. The Hollywood set, though, is known for checking in and out of rehab; hopefully Chris Klein’s rehab stint will have permanent results.
The Daily News article revealed further that Klein admitted that he is an alcoholic. This is in contrast to the characters that he is best remembered for – the surprisingly sensitive jock Chris “Oz” Ostreicher in American Pie and the popular football player Paul Metzler in Election.
Chris Klein’s spokeswoman Jaime Primak said the following in a statement: “After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years. He understands now that he cannot beat this disease alone. He thanks everyone for their support as he takes all the necessary steps to deal with his addiction and asks for privacy while doing so.”
The 31-year-old actor voluntarily checked into a 30-day alcohol treatment program at the Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah. Cirque Lodge is considered as one of the top celebrity rehab centers in the country; Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen are among the celebrities who have spent time in the facility.