Co-anchor of ABC’S 20/20, Elizabeth Vargas has reportedly checked into rehab due to alcohol abuse.
She had been absent on the show for a long time and fans started to wonder where she was. All that was said was that she was on ‘medical leave’. It had not been released until recently that she has been battling alcoholism for a long time now.
No statement has been released at this time as to how well she is doing but all of her friends, family and colleagues continue to support her.
She recently made the statement, ““Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction,” the anchor said in a statement obtained by multiple outlets. “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming. I am in treatment and am so thankful for the love and support of my family, friends and colleagues at ABC News. Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I’m grateful.”, according to US Magazine.
It has also been reported that she will begin working with ABC again, when she feels up to it.
Vargas is married to Marc Cohn. Cohn is a singer/songwriter and is best known for his song “Walking in Memphis”. They have two sons together, Zachary, 10 and Samuel, 7. They reside on the Upper West Side in New York City.