Jersey Shore douchebag Mike ‘The Situation‘ Sorrentino is reportedly in rehab, though a rep is denying it. Read all about it below:
“The Situation” is in rehab for substance abuse … TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ the “Jersey Shore” star — aka Mike Sorrentino — has checked into an inpatient treatment program. Like most of the ‘JS’ crew … Sorrentino’s been on a non-stop party train since the show debuted on MTV 2 years ago — drinking and making paid appearances at nightclubs all over the world. Sitch makes anywhere from 15K … up to a whopping 50k per nightclub appearance. MTV just announced “Jersey Shore” is returning for a 6th season … which is scheduled to start shooting this summer … Multiple sources close to The Situation tell TMZ … the MTV star’s hard-partying ways were worse than ever during the taping of the most recent season of “Jersey Shore” … and the signs were obvious during the episode when the gang went camping … Now, sources close to Sitch tell us … the reality star had been showing signs of substance abuse for a while … but “he was getting worse” as the season went on. We’re told … several people noticed he was “acting paranoid” on the set … and the unusual behavior was evident in certain Season 5 episodes that recently aired on MTV. During the ep when the gang goes camping, Sitch can be seen acting jittery, sweating profusely and just plain acting bizarre. Sources say … cast and crew members on “Jersey Shore” are happy he’s getting help … and hope that he will be healthy enough to join them for the recently announced Season 6.
And here’s what a rep for The Situation had to say:
Sorrentino’s rep denies any claims that Sitch entered rehab for substance abuse, “He has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”
And then Sorrentino himself tweeted the message, “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.” Is The Situation actually in rehab? For now it remains a mystery.