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Gerald Butler Home From Rehab

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A spokesperson representing actor Gerald Butler revealed that the star has just completed a stint in rehab.

Butler’s rep gave the following statement: “Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health… We will not be making any further comment at this time.”

The 42-year-old star of 300 had checked into the Betty Ford clinic three weeks ago, after realizing that he was becoming reliant on prescription drugs to manage pain associated with injuries he sustained after figuring in a surfing accident in December.

It was said that he wanted to seek help and enter rehab even before developing a full-blown addiction to drugs.

The actor’s problems reportedly began in 2006, when he struggled with managing pain during the shooting of the physically demanding movie 300. Gerald Butler also “developed issues” with cocaine, but for this particular rehab stint, Butler allegedly focused on dealing with issues related to pain management and physical injuries.

The Scottish actor had also been open about having problems with alcohol abuse in the past. In an interview with Red Bulletin, Butler shared: “I used to drink until I couldn’t remember anything… I was just mad for it and on a death wish. It was madness.” He was also quoted as saying: “One or two drinks was never enough for me. I was a foot-on-the-floor-all-the-way- drinker, so it had to go. I don’t miss it. Now it’s as if I never had a drink in my life.”