Thursday, March 22, 2007

Former Passions Star Enters Rehab

Jesse Metcalfe, who originated the role of superhunk Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions, and later gained further hunk-type notoriety for his turn as John the gardener on Desperate Housewives, has checked himself into an L.A.-area rehab facility to "deal with alcohol issues."

The actor's rep told The New York Post: "He realized he had a problem and was anxious to deal with it immediately," adding that he "hopes that the media will allow him the privacy to deal properly with his treatment."

The 28-year-old actor has been creating a rukus around L.A., creating scenes with alcohol-induced erratic behavior, getting kicked out of hotels (The Mondiran) and bars, etc. As recently as Saturday night, according to one of my fave gossip columnists, E!'s Ted Casablanca, he was seen bar-hopping to at least four different clubs: Area, Mood, Element and Xenii.

I'm glad Jesse has been proactive in battling his demons, and here's to hoping for his successful treatment.