Jun 12th, 2017
Breaking: Tiger Woods enters rehab
For pain killer addiction
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Tiger Woods has entered rehab, according to a report on Radar Online.
The report states that Tiger Woods is faced with the prospect of losing joint custody of his two young children after his DUI arrest in Florida, and that Tiger will begin treatment for addiction to prescription meds.
Woods has reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Center near his Florida home for his stint for an addiction to prescription pills, the website says.
“Tiger visited the hospital with his children on June 2, then went alone two days later to complete paperwork and his assessment,” a source told the site.
Mark Steinberg, Tiger's agent, did not respond to an email from The New York Post on Monday.
The addled golf great recently reserved the entire male inpatient unit of the Jupiter Medical Center near his Florida home for his stint for an addiction to prescription pills, according to Radar Online.
“Tiger visited the hospital with his children on June 2, then went alone two days later to complete paperwork and his assessment,” a source told the gossip Web site.
Tiger, 41, was arrested in Jupiter on May 29 after being found dozing behind the wheel of his banged-up Mercedes-Benz.
He later admitted to cops that he had taken Xanax earlier in the night and also was on Vicodin.
A heart breaking cop-car dashcam video showed the fallen star barely able to speak or walk. At one point, he told cops he thought he was in California.
Tiger’ ex, Elin Nordegren, has apparently made it clear that she’s set to question their custody agreement — which currently gives Tiger about 20% of each week with daughter Sam, 9, and son Charlie, 8 — if he doesn’t seek help, sources told Radar.
“Elin wants Tiger to get professional help before the kids spend a single night alone with him again,’’ a source said. “God forbid they’re in the car when he’s drugged up!”
Woods has battled back pain for years and previously underwent rehab in Arizona in 2010 for an addiction to Vicodin and Ambien.
He also has been treated for sex addiction after a series of extramarital affairs emerged in 2009, destroying his image and cuaisuing his marriage to former Swedish model Nordegren to colapse.
Just days before his DUI bust, Woods posted what seemed like a heartening update on his physical health amid his years-long slump on the greens.
“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel,’’ Woods wrote. “I haven’t felt this good in years.”
Woods — who dated Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn after his divorce — won 14 major championships between 1997 and 2008. He hasn’t won any since.
I take no pleasure in writing about Tiger's challenges, but draw some comfort from the fact that he is now getting the help he really needs.