Comedian, actor and SNL alum, Chevy Chase has been admitted to the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota. This was confirmed by his rep to US Weekly on Monday, September 5. The former SNL star checked himself in for treatment of an alcohol-related issue that his rep referred to as a “tune-up,” adding that Chase “wants to be the best that he can be.”
The 72-year-old, who most recently starred on TV in the NBC sitcom Community, is set to appear in the films Dog Years, with Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter, and The Christmas Apprentice. High profile celebrities including Chris Farley, Liza Minnelli and Robin Williams previously sought treatment at Hazelden.
Chase previously sought treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers in 1986. At the time his rep told the New York Times that he had checked into the Betty Ford Clinic and his addiction was related to “chronic and long-term back problems” he suffered after injuring himself doing pratfalls and stunts on Saturday Night Live. “I never shot things up or freebased. I was pretty low-level when it came to drug abuse,” he said in a 2010 interview with Esquire. “I checked myself into the Betty Ford Clinic after my nose started to hurt.”