Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is taking a break from GTL-ing to "get control of a prescription medication problem," he said today.
"I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion," he said in a statement on his website. "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."
Late Wednesday, the 29-year-old "Jersey Shore" star denied reports that he was in rehab. After TMZ reported that he was seeking in patient treatment, Sorrentino tweeted, "Don't believe everything you read or hear."
Like many members of MTV's hard-partying "Jersey Shore" cast, Sorrentino is paid handsomely for nightclub appearances, in some cases making up to $50,000 just to show up. Additionally, "Sitch" was reportedly paid a half-million bucks to be the face of Devotion vodka, a protein-infused spirit.