Chevy Chase is one of the funniest men in Hollywood, which is why he shocked fans this week when it was revealed that he has secretly been fighting some very serious demons.
According to Daily Caller, Chase checked into a rehab facility for alcohol abuse this week. A representative for the 72 year-old actor confirmed to TMZ on Monday that Chase entered the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota over the weekend. This is the same facility that Robin Williams was treated at weeks before he committed suicide in 2014.
This isn’t Chase’s first stint in rehab. Back in 1986, he checked into the Betty Ford drug rehabilitation center to be treated for an addiction to painkillers. His agent at the time told the press that Chase was “dependent on prescription drugs relating to chronic and long-term back problems.” However, Chase later claimed that it was “pretty low-level when it came to drug abuse.”
“I checked myself into the Betty Ford Clinic after my nose started to hurt,” he told Esquire in 2010.
We sincerely hope Chase gets the help he needs in Rehab. Please say a prayer for him!