Actor Burt Reynolds is seeking treatment in a rehabilitation facility for his addictions to prescription drugs and alcohol after an accident at his Florida home last month. Read more on Burt Reynold’s below.
After Hollywood legend Burt Reynold’s nasty fall last month, those close to him worried about his mental state.
According to the National Enquirer,Burt Reynolds, 73, was admitted to the hospital on 21 August after he was found semi-conscious and covered in blood after a fall at his waterfront mansion in Hobe Sound.
Their source said, “The houseman found Burt lying in a pool of blood. He’d fallen and was badly cut. The houseman drove him to the hospital. But this time, Burt was behaving strangely, and doctors were so concerned about his state of mind that they sent him to the county mental health facility in West Palm Beach.”
The Smokey and the Bandit actor agreed to check into rehab because medics refused to discharge him unless he sought help at the Hanley Center.
The insider says, “The facility refused to release him unless he agreed to go immediately into drug and alcohol rehab.
“He’s been increasingly abusing booze and prescription drugs, mainly painkillers. There have been many times recently when he’s been completely out of it, and twice in the last few months he’s ended up at the ER (emergency room). “…Burt wasn’t happy about it, but he checked in, went through detox and then joined a regular 30-day rehab program.”
The actor has previously confessed to having to rely on the sleeping aid Halcion to ease the terrible pain he felt from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) in the 1980s.
Reynold’s spokesperson had not responded to requests for a comment as WENN went to press.
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