This morning it was reported that Gerard Butler checked himself into the Betty Ford Center to get help for an addiction to prescription painkillers, and this is either a very good sign or a very bad sign but he’s already out.
“Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health,” says the spokesperson. “We will not be making any further comment at this time.”
Butler, 42, checked himself into three weeks ago because he realized he was becoming reliant on prescription drugs after being badly injured in a surfing accident in December.
Butler’s issues reportedly date back to 2006, when he began struggling with pain management while shooting ‘300’.
He also reportedly has “developed issues” with cocaine, “but his primary concern was the prescription drugs.” Which makes sense if for no other reason than Columbian drug cartels are easier to deal with than an HMO.