Actor David Arquette has entered a rehab program for alcohol issues and depression, according to People magazine. A source told the magazine that Arquette is having trouble dealing with his separation from actress Courteney Cox.
The two, who have a 6-year old daughter, Coco, have remained friendly since their split in October. "I really admire David and his choice to take charge and better his life," Cox told People of Arquette's decision to enter rehab adding, "I love and support him."
"I definitely am having a nervous breakdown," Arquette said, according to Stern's website. He later said it was more mid-life crisis than nervous breakdown.
But according to US Weekly, Arquette, the star of "Scream," revealed during the one-hour chat that he was seeing a psychiatrist weekly and that "everybody is worried and concerned about me."
Arquette told Stern he recently had a revelation: "When I drink I become a maniac."
"I've been drinking a lot because I'm heartbroken," he added. "It's really a personal, traumatic thing."
Arquette said he hit bottom at a recent holiday party hosted by Adam Sandler, in which he drunkenly called Tom Cruise "Sean."
"I was a little wasted," Arquette said. "Someone says, 'Hi David!', and I said, 'Hi Sean!' Then I realized it was Tom Cruise. And his beautiful wife [Katie Holmes] was there."
Apparently Cruise was unoffended. "Tom was cool about it...I was so embarrassed," Arquette said. "I was like, 'I gotta get the f*** out of here.'"
Arquette told Stern he sobered up after the incident. "I'm definitely not drinking for a long time," he said. "When you wake up and reality hits you, it's hard."
Admitting that he's lonely, Arquette said, "I want love in my life. I need love in my life."
He said Cox, 46, "didn't want to be my mother -- but I kind of need a mother."
Arquette would also like more kids. But instead of saying he hoped to have more with Cox, he told Stern he wishes the mom could be his ex-girlfriend Drew Barrymore.
"I know she is with Justin Long and everything, but how cool would an Arquette-Barrymore child be?" he said. "From a pure breeding standpoint." .
In October, after the actor shared with Stern perhaps a bit too much about his relationship, he posted a string of messages on his Twitter account amounting to an apology:
"I went on Howard Stern yesterday to provide clarity and honesty about what I'm experiencing," Arquette wrote in a series of tweets after announcing his split with Cox. "But while doing that I shared too much...it's alright for me to be honest about my own feelings but in retrospect some of the information I provided involved others and for that I am sorry and humbled. ... I'm sure Courteney and myself will emerge from this painful time better people for what we have learned."
Arquette's tell-all left little to the imagination.
"We're not having sex, and I completely understand," Arquette told Stern about his relationship with Cox. "She's in a place of wanting to be real and emotional. She's an emotional being. She's an amazing woman. If it doesn't feel right, she doesn't feel like bonding in that way."
Arquette continued to overshare about his sex life, although it seemed as if he himself wasn't sure about the details.