[BestWeekEver] Which reality show star was spotted acting erratically on a recent flight from New York to LAX? Yes, this person made at least 20 visits to the bathroom on this nearly 6 hours flight, and our spy says that during one of those visits, was spotted reaching into the back of his pants and pulling something out before fully closing the door. And in between these visits? Well our star was just chatting everybody up: From fellow first-class passengers, even making his way past the fabled curtain to shmooze the plebes sitting in coach. Nope, no naps for this guy. Just an apparent bladder problem and lots of talking. He also apparently kept throwing napkins into the aisle, which were quickly cleared by the patient flight attendants.
It’s Mike Sorrentino (aka “The Situation”) from Jersey Shore! Source: BlindGossip.com
We actually had a friend on that same flight who told us that The Situation was obviously “on something”. He was all energetic and twitchy and couldn’t sit still the entire flight, hopping up to go the the bathroom every five minutes, chatting up everyone (especially the pretty girls), and dropping napkins in the aisle to watch the flight attendants bend over. We always thought that he just had his head up his ass, but according to BestWeekEver, there was something else back there, too.
Anyone have any guesses as to which substance/s he may be abusing?
Fortunately for all, The Situation is now in rehab.From TMZ:
Multiple sources close to The Situation tell TMZ … the MTV star’s hard-partying ways were worse than ever during the taping of the most recent season of “Jersey Shore” … and the signs were obvious during the episode when the gang went camping.
TMZ broke the story … Sitch recently checked into rehab for substance abuse after realizing his recreational habits had spun out of control.
Now, sources close to Sitch tell us … the reality star had been showing signs of substance abuse for a while … but “he was getting worse” as the season went on.
We’re told … several people noticed he was “acting paranoid” on the set … and the unusual behavior was evident in certain Season 5 episodes that recently aired on MTV. During the ep when the gang goes camping, Sitch can be seen acting jittery, sweating profusely and just plain acting bizarre.
Sources say … cast and crew members on “Jersey Shore” are happy he’s getting help … and hope that he will be healthy enough to join them for the recently announced Season 6.
By the way, The Situation’s rep says that he is NOT in rehab. “”He has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.”
Rest, recuperation, retreat, vacation, undisclosed location… these are the new words for rehab.
Congratulations to Marina, who was first with the correct answer!
OK, we have heard from a reliable source that The Situation was in rehab for the following: alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines (possibly Adderall or Ritalin), Xanax, and Ambien. The last two are benzodizepine and benzo-like drugs and are considered highly addictive.
The Situation has released a statement on his own site, simply stating that his problem was prescription pills taken to combat “exhaustion”. From SitchNews.com:
I want to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys.
TMZ says Sorrentino was checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah.
Although he is going through treatment, staying sober could be a challenge. The Situation doesn’t want to give up his money-making promotional appearances at night clubs, which will make it harder for him when he gets out of rehab. He can earn a six figure paycheck for an appearance fee at clubs and is dependent on that income.
A source said: “Mike doesn’t want to give up his paid club promotional appearances: he loves the attention that he gets from the ladies and the money is great. Mike leads a very expensive life and he doesn’t want his lifestyle to suffer because of his decision to go to rehab. He is very upset that stint in rehab has become public knowledge, because he doesn’t want it to affect his bottom line. Mike’s brother handles his club appearances and he has been telling club managers that Mike has no plans on giving up the nightlife.”
Another source said on his addiction: “Mike was in a vicious cycle of not sleeping because of the illegal substances that he was taking, so he began using prescription pills to help him sleep. He would refer to the prescriptions pills as ‘downers.’ The good news is that he was the one that wanted to get help and checked into rehab. Hopefully with the proper treatment, Mike will be able to lead a sober life.”
Frank Sorrentino (Mike’s father) says this is his second stint in rehab. He said: “When Mikey was in rehab we found the facility for him in Florida and we brought him down here and did a seven day dry-out period, then he went to another facility for 30 days. For me, after years of dealing with his addiction, years of dealing with all the bulls**t, this wasn’t a 16-year-old kid. The guy was a 27-year-old man. I was just hoping he would be able to stand up.”
Whatever the issues, we are glad that he is getting the help he needs and wish him well in his recovery, and hope that he has the maturity to put his recovery first as he transitions back to the real world.