'Hawaii Five-0's' Alex O'Loughlin Takes Hiatus for Prescription Pain Medication Treatment

Alex O'Loughlin Hawaii 5-0 Premiere - H 2012
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Alex O'Loughlin Hawaii 5-0 Premiere - H 2012

Alex O’Loughlin will take a hiatus from production on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

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“Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0 to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury,” the actor’s rep tells THR.

"We respect and support Alex’s decision," CBS Television Studios tells THR in a statement. "Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well and we look forward to his return."

In an interview with Men's Fitness Magazine, O’Loughlin said he had injured his shoulder before while shooting Season 1 of the CBS series.

O’Loughlin plays Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett on the CBS police procedural. His TV credits also include the short-lived Three Rivers and the vampire drama Moonlight – both for CBS.