Gerard Butler in Good Health After Rehab Stint for ‘Substance Abuse’

Gerard Butler, the Scottish actor, has returned home after completing a “successful course of treatment” for substance-abuse issue, his rep confirmed.

‘The Bounty Hunter' star returned home after receiving treatment over the last three weeks. Photo: gerard butler phantasias/Flickr

“Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health. We will not be making any further comment at this time,” said Butler’s spokesperson. “We will not be making any further comment at this time.”

As TMZ previously reported, the “300” star began treatment three weeks ago at the Betty Ford Center as he was having trouble managing pain and injuries that first occurred while filming the 2006 Spartan action movie.

Butler explained his injuries in 2007: “I had tendinitis in almost every part of my body. I had a bad injury in my forearm, which still comes up if I go to the gym.”

He added: “I had a rotator cuff injury and I pulled my hip flexer. Then there was a lot of whacks. Whenever you’re doing a lot of sword fighting you’re always getting whacked in the head or punched.”

The actor also opened up about the surfing incident calling it a “pretty close call” back in January. “The movie that I’m making is about big surf. I had been out there paddling … and then suddenly these waves came out of nowhere.”

“I’m paddling on my board and it came and it was about 30 feet high. I was under… I ripped my leash off. I’m just tumbling, tumbling, tumbling. And then I felt the next wave go,” he recalled.

“All I’m thinking is, ‘There’s a whole film crew out there’. I’ve had a few hairy experiences in training for this movie. This time, I was under for almost a minute.”

Speaking of the film, Butler added: “When when you finish filming your whole routine changes and suddenly you don’t have to do what you did anymore. It’s kind of weird. You feel a little lost. You don’t have to hold yourself the same way physically.”

“There was definitely a period of adjustment and physical pain because I stopped training. That was the worst thing I could have done.”

However, there are rumors that the actor had also “developed issues” relating to cocaine, but his primary concern was the prescription drugs.

Butler revealed his past struggles with alcohol: “I had gone from a 16-year-old who couldn’t wait to grasp life to a 22-year-old who didn’t care if he died in his sleep,” the actor said about his heavy drinking.

“I used to drink until I couldn’t remember anything. I was just mad for it and on a death wish. It was madness. One or two drinks was never enough for me.”

“I was a foot-on-the-floor-all-the-way-drinker, so it had to go. I don’t miss it. Now it’s as if I never had a drink in my life,” the star continued.

Butler made headlines a month ago after the strange story with Brandi Glanville. That time the former model said in an interview that she spent an entire week diving down into Gerry’s greasy crotch bush and she rated his sex skills an 11 out of 10.

However, when asked about what Brandi said Gerard wondered, “Who’s Brandi Glanville?” Later Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife called Butler a liar, explaining: “He called me last night and told me he said it. He is upset because he is a private person. I don’t lie so I don’t really care.”

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