Josh Brolin Checked Into Rehab For Substance AbuseBy: Tobias Roth - November 22, 2013
Josh Brolin has certainly had some trouble throughout his career, and it was recently reported that he is heading to rehab. The 45-year-old actor, and son of James Brolin, has checked into rehab in northern California.
The news of his entering rehab follows an incident in which he allegedly got into a fight in a bar, while drunk. On November 2nd, a Saturday night, he was caught on tape getting in a fight with an unknown man at O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, California.
He was involved in two separate that occurred over the Halloween weekend, and has obviously been going through some troubles in his life.
His acting career has still been active for the most part, and he is the star of the new film Oldboy, directed by Spike Lee, and adapted from the Korean film of the same name. Oldboy is set to be released on November 27 nationwide.
Josh Brolin has been married to Diane Lane for several years, and but in February of this year, the couple announced that they were getting divorced, and have been separated since. However, the divorce has yet to be finalized, and a soruce close to the couple claims that it was a mutual decision.
It is good to see that he is fianlly getting help, and a source close to Brolin told US Weekly that “He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety.”
Josh Brolin said days after the incident that he regretted what he did, and planned to quit drinking for good. It has been a problem for him for a long time, and is likely what led to the breakup of his marriage.
Earlier this year, in January, Brolin was arrested for public intoxication, causing him to spend four hours in a jail in Los Angeles. That, and seeveral other difficult situations involving him and Diane Lane, are likely what have led to their plans for a divorce.
After a long history with substance abuse, Josh Brolin has finally decided to get help. He has had quite a rough year, and rehab could be the thing to finally help fixing the ailing Brolin.
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