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Michael Phelps Announces He’s Entering Rehab Following His Second DUI

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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps took to Twitter early this morning to announce that he'll be entering a rehab program following his second DUI arrest last week in Baltimore. The multiple gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer received his first DUI back in 2004. He was most recently pulled over for  going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, crossing multiple lanes of traffic, and subsequently failed several field sobriety tests. Pretty serious, scary, dangerous stuff, no?

Understanding that he put his life and the life of everyone else out on the road at risk not once but twice in the last decade, Michael is thankfully seeking help in the form of a rehab program.

 

Phelps, who officially retired from Olympic swimming following the 2012 London games, was apparently considering a return to the U.S. team in 2016:

Yes, I would agree that swimming definitely should take a backseat to addressing his addiction and recovery. I think this also serves as an (albeit severe) example of how you really never know what's going on inside someone famous, even someone who's excelled in so many ways and other areas of their life. At the end of the day, we're all human and we all have problems we need to deal with and work on.

We're always willing to applaud those who are brave enough to admit they need rehab. Here's hoping Michael receives the help he needs to make self-destructive decisions that won't lead to harming himself and others.

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