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Robin Williams has voluntarily checked himself in to a renewal facility to work on his emotional well-being and focus on his ongoing sobriety, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
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The 62-year-old actor-comedian plans to stay at the renewal facility for a couple of weeks following 20 months of back-to-back work projects, his representative told THR, explaining that it is not in response to any current issue with drink or drugs.
“He has been working hard and now has a break in his schedule, so wants to come back and be the best that he can be,” explained his rep, adding: “This is his version of a retreat.”
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Hazelden’s Dan Anderson Renewal Center in Center City, Minnesota, hosts 12-step-inspired retreats run by health care professionals familiar with the program to aid residents on their path to long-term recovery. According to the center’s website, the sessions focus on spiritual fitness, emotional balance, healthy relationships, grief and meditation.
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Williams has been open about his issues with drinking and cocaine during the early 1980s and sought treatment in 2006 for alcohol abuse.
“[Addiction] waits. It lays in wait for the time when you think, ‘It’s fine now, I’m OK.’ Then, the next thing you know, it’s not OK,” he told Diane Sawyer in an interview on Good Morning America at that time.
The star of late ’70s comedy Mork & Mindy recently returned to television in The Crazy Ones opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar, which aired on CBS and was created by David E. Kelley. Williams was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for best actor; however, the series was canceled in May after one season.
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