Actor Eric Dane, who is best known for his role in the Grey’s Anatomy series, has checked into rehab because of the addiction he developed over pain medication. It all started when he was prescribed pain pills for a sports injury, according to an official report sent to Access Hollywood.
A representative of the actor Eric Dane issued an official statement in which it is confirmed that the “Grey’s Anatomy” star has recently checked into rehab to deal with an addiction to pain medication. The statement that came out on Wednesday said that the actor “checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus”.
His stay at the medical facility will not be very long, as the actor continues to work on the ABC drama. He will be returning on the set of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Mark “McSteammy” Sloan, the character that made his famous. “He reports back to work this week. Business as usual”, the representative said.
Eric Dane, 38, is married with actress Rebecca Gayheart, 39, since October 2004. He says their story wasn’t interesting at all as they met like all normal couples. They dated for 10 months and then they tied the knot. They have a daughter, Billie Beatrice, who is only 1 year old. The couple announced on July 8 that a new member of the family is already on the way.
Dane first appeared in Grey’s Anatomy in 2005 as a guest star, where he first introduced Dr. Sloan to the audience. The positive response of the public made the producers of the series to give it a thought and offer him a long-time contract and making him a regular.
The actor made the headlines in 2009 with a story that had little to do with acting. He had made a nude tape together with his wife and former Miss USA, Kari Ann Peniche.