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Robin Williams Rehab Tune-Up


Robin Williams has checked into rehab in order to maintain his long-term sobriety. The comedy vet, 62, will spend the next several weeks at Minnesota’s Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center, for what his rep describes as a tune-up.

“After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud.”

Williams struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction through much of the late 1970s and early 1980s. He got sober by going cold turkey after the death of his pal John Belushi in 1982.

The Crazy Ones actor was sober for more than 20 years before suffering a relapse in 2006. He was only then that he realized he would only kick his addictions with professional help.

“…That’s the bottom line. You really think you can, then you realize, I need help and that’s the word … It’s hard admitting it, then once you’ve done that, it’s real easy.”

Williams is a father of three: sons Zachary, 31, and son Cody, 22, and 24-year-old daughter Zelda.


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