Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab center for alcoholism treatment: Report

The twisted road of Dennis Rodman has reportedly taken another turn and hopefully this is in the right direction.

The former NBA star and unofficial U.S. ambassador has checked into a New Jersey alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, reports TMZ.

The 52-year-old Rodman recently returned to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea. Rodman is "beyond exhausted and overwhelmed" and will be in treatment for 30 days, said the gossip site.

The Hall of Famer also apologized for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary during a CNN interview rant (below), saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized an exhibition game there. He also sang a slurred rendition of "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the friendly game.

"What was potentially a historic and monumental event turned into a nightmare for everyone concerned," Rodman's agent Darren Prince said about the disastrous trip. "Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination 'super human' political figure and 'fixer' got the better of him.

"He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused."

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