Chevy Chase has checked into rehab. The former “Saturday Night Live” star confirmed the news via his rep, who called the stay a “tune up” to address an alcohol related issue.
Chevy Chase Enters Rehab For Alcohol Addiction Issues
According to People Magazine, the actor, best known for his roles in the National Lampoon’s Vacation movie series, is seeking help at an addiction center in Minnesota. In the early 1980’s Chevy Chase entered the Betty Ford Center for a painkiller addiction.
Chevy, 72, has always remained quite about his addiction issues. However, he did acknowledge his struggle in a 2007 open letter as a tribute to President Gerald Ford. In the letter, Chase wrote praising Ford’s wife, whom he credited for changing his life for the better.
Chevy’s History With Substance Abuse
“If it hadn’t been for the courage of Mr. Ford’s wife, Betty, for admitting to an alcohol problem, I would never have received the help I needed in the early 1980s at the Betty Ford clinic, located not far from the Ford residence near Palm Springs,” he wrote.
Chevy Chase fans are now sending love and support to the funnyman after he revealed his addiction issue and rehab stint. Fans are encouraging the actor to seek help and get the most out of his treatment. Chevy’s rep added that his client only “wants to be the best that he can be.”