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The Situation Opens Up About Drug Problem

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino talks extensively about his drug problem in an exclusive interview with In Touch, saying he hit rock-bottom in a hotel room while watching a Brittany Murphy movie.

He admits to taking more than 15 doses of Oxycodone a day around that time.

The 30-year-old says he wondered, “Am I going to be that guy that was so awesome on the Jersey Shore and then…that’s it?”

Sorrentino also believed that he could handle his low point without outside help.

“I really thought I could fix it, that I could turn it around by myself,” he says.

The reality star recalls suffering from withdrawal symptoms so severe that he turned down a $40,000 appearance in Australia because he couldn’t get out of his bed. 

“I didn’t even care,” Sorrentino recalls.

He was eventually persuaded to seek medical advice and go to rehab by his family.

He says, “I knew that they were right, that if I didn’t fix the problem there’d be no Situation.”

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The Situation Opens Up About Rehab, Vows to Hit the Clubs Again

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- When Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino went to rehab earlier this year, rumors abounded as to why.  In a new interview with MTV, a straight-and-narrow Sitch tries to set the record straight.

"My addiction was prescription painkillers," he says.  "At first, I thought it might have given me energy, I thought it helped me...because you're not tired anymore.  Being in this business is not easy...I for sure made a mistake by picking a substance over what I previously chose, which is fitness."

Sorrentino insisted alcohol was never a problem.

"Even though on Jersey Shore...people have seen me with a drink in my hand, but I was never drunk.  I was the guy who was the ladies man.  You can't get girls if you can't speak to them," he laughed.

And while a pregnant Snooki will reportedly be shying away from the nightlife on the upcoming sixth season of Jersey Shore, Sitch says he'll be back at the clubs.

"Oh, hell yeah," Sitch says.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


"Jersey Shore" Stars Among Celebs Looking for Love on New Fox Show

MTV Networks(LOS ANGELES) -- A couple of Jersey Shore stars and a Kardashian will participate in the recently-announced Fox dating series The Choice.

Entertainment Weekly's website reports Jersey Shore's Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Rob Kardashian, former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, pop star Joe Jonas, and Carmen Electra are among the celebrities who will participate in the show, which premieres June 7.

The Choice will resemble the NBC singing competition The Voice in some ways -- celebrities will sit in spinning chairs, listen to contestants explain why they'd be a good date, then eventually choose one of them. Five episodes will feature male celebrities, and one episode will include female stars.

Here's the roster of celebrities for The Choice, according to Entertainment Weekly:

Tyson Beckford
Jeremy Bloom
Dean Cain
Michael Catherwood
Jason Cook
Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio
Rocco DiSpirito
Rob Gronkowski
Taylor Hicks
Joe Jonas
Rob Kardashian
Steven Lopez
Finesse Mitchell
Dr. Robert Nettles
Warren Sapp
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
Ndamukong Suh
Seth Wescott
Parker Young

Hope Dworaczyk
Carmen Electra
Rima Fakih
Sophie Monk

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


"The Situation" 'Stronger and Better than Ever' Following Rehab

Tony R. Phipps/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has given a shout-out to his fans after checking out of rehab on Wednesday.

He writes on his Facebook page, "Hey Everyone! The Situation is home!!! I just want to thank everyone for their support and words of encouragement. I'm back stronger and better than ever!"

A separate statement posted on reads, "He is now stronger and better than ever, and excited for this new amazing chapter in his life. With your positive reinforcement and a whole new outlook on life -- there are so many great things on the horizon, and I am sure you will all be excited for the many new projects Sitch has in development."

The Jersey Shore star reportedly left Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab facility on Wednesday, two weeks after announcing he was receiving treatment for a "prescription medication problem."

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Report: "The Situation" Leaves Rehab

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has left rehab. reports he was seen at a Utah airport on Wednesday after checking out of Cirque Lodge.

The Jersey Shore star announced two weeks ago that he'd entered rehab to "get control of a prescription medication problem" he had due to exhaustion.  He's expected to return to his MTV series when it begins production on a new season this summer.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


"Jersey Shore" Star Pauly D Hopes The Situation Gets Well

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(BURBANK, Calif.) -- On Monday's installment of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jersey Shore star Pauly "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio talked about his new MTV show The Pauly D Project and the major changes facing two of his Jersey Shore cast mates -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who is pregnant, and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who's currently in rehab for prescription pill addiction.

Regarding Snooki, Pauly admitted he was "shocked" to hear she was with child, something Leno said he found puzzling considering how much sex she apparently has on the show.  And although he hasn't been an onscreen fan for most of Sitch's antics the last two seasons, Pauly told Leno he wishes Sitch the best.

While recent reports said Sorrentino's drinking had become a serious situation for the show's producers, Pauly insisted Mike, "drinks a little bit, he's like a casual drinker."

RadarOnline is reporting that it was addiction to "unbelievable amounts" of prescription drugs -- including Xanax, Dilaudid, and Ambien -- that led to Sitch seeking help.

"Mike was taking about 20-30 pills a day, which easily could have killed him," a source tells the gossip site.  "Mike is very lucky that he didn't overdose and die, because the amount of prescription drugs was that high and deadly."

Ultimately, Pauly said of Sitch, "...I hope he gets well, because I wanna film season six with him because he's my boy."

The Pauly D Project -- about the reality star's exploding DJ career -- airs Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time on MTV.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Will "Snooki" and "The Situation" Lose Screen Time to New Stars?

Tony R. Phipps/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The entire Jersey Shore cast is locked in for a sixth season of the MTV series, which will begin production this summer. But are Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino on their way out? reports Jersey Shore producer 495 Productions wants to cut down "Snooki" and "Sitch's" screen time in order to showcase new, not-yet-hired cast members. Reportedly, 495 Productions is concerned that the show won't be quite as crazy if the pregnant "Snooki" and the rehabbing "Sitch" have major roles.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


‘The Situation’ Seeking Treatment for Prescription Medication Problem

JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is taking a break from GTL-ing to “get control of a prescription medication problem,” he said Wednesday.

“I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion,” he said in a statement posted to 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 Tuesday, 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.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Jersey Shore's ‘The Situation’ Refutes Rehab Report

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino “is not in rehab,” despite reports to the contrary, his representative told ABC News.

“Michael Sorrentino (“The Situation”) has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much-needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule,” said the representative, Cindy Guagenti.

TMZ reported that Sorrentino was in rehab, but added that his representatives wouldn’t confirm he was is in a rehabilitation facility.

However, amid the reports of his possible rehab stint, Sorrentino tweeted, “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.”

Like many members of the hard-partying Jersey Shore cast, The Situation is paid handsomely for nightclub appearances – in some cases making up to $50,000 just to show up. Additionally, “Sitch” was apparently paid a half-million bucks to be the face of Devotion vodka, a protein-infused spirit.

MTV confirmed Monday that a sixth season of Jersey Shore will shoot this summer with the original cast.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


'The Situation' Sues Abercrombie & Fitch, Claiming Trademark Infringement

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- "The Situation's" relationship with Abercrombie & Fitch hasn't improved much in the last three months.

Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is now suing the clothing retailer, which in August offered him and his co-stars a "substantial payment" to stop wearing its clothes.

According to, Sorrentino claims Abercrombie & Fitch violated his trademarks on two fronts: by making the highly publicized proposal, and by selling T-shirts that feature phrases such as "The Fitchuation" and "GTL...You Know The Deal."  He seeks at least $4 million in damages. reported in September that "The Situation's" lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to Abercrombie & Fitch over the T-shirts in question.

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