Colin Farrell Goes Back to Rehab After 12 Years Sober
Irish actor Colin Farrell, who has spoken about his battle with alcoholism in the past, has reportedly “pre-emptively” checked himself into rehab as a precaution to make sure he doesn’t slip back into substance abuse.
“It was preemptive,” the source adds. “He did it to reset his life. He’s not using right now at all.”
“He’s so hyper aware that he’s an addict that he felt that he could very easily start using again.
“Another week and he could have started using again. Colin has worked so hard to stay sober that the only way he thought he could get it under control was to go back and get some professional help. He has a lot of responsibilities and he thought it best to go away for a while and get help.”
According to The Daily Mail, who broke the story, Farrell is seeking professional help from The Meadows—an elite rehab center in Arizona whose previous clients include the likes of Selena Gomez, Harvey Weinstein, Tiger Woods and more.
In May 2017, Farrell celebrated an entire decade of sobriety during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He has previously detailed his years-long battle with alcohol and drug abuse, and Farrell first checked into rehab after filming 2006′s Miami Vice.