Yesterday we learned that actor Gerard Butler completed a few days ago a 3 week program at the Betty Ford Clinic to deal with an addiction to prescription pain medicine but last night on Oscar night, Butler was all spiffed up and lookin’ happy as can be on the red carpet for the after parties. I’m not sure it’s the best idea to go from rehab to the red carpet when one is in recovery, particularly because of all of the free-flowing booze readily available at such events, but … well … there you have it. Clearly, it wasn’t an issue for Gerard.
He’s only just out of rehab but Gerard Butler shows no signs of taking it easy. The actor is back in the spotlight and on the party circuit just days after being released from the Betty Ford Center after a three-week stay. Butler, 42, looked tanned, healthy and fit as he walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood last night. Looking dapper in a sharp tuxedo, the 300 star appeared to have re-gained a little of the weight he lost last year as he battled an addiction to painkillers. Gerard appears to be throwing himself back into normal life since leaving rehab last week. He attended to two industry parties over the Oscars weekend and was also pictured jogging along Sunset Boulevard. At the Weinstein Company bash at Soho House over the weekend he was overheard telling a fellow party-goer ‘I feel pretty good,’ according to the NY Post. Butler is wasting no time returning to work, with three projects in pre-production, including two action films Hunter Killer and Thunder Run. So he has already returned to his training regime with the help of a personal trainer who accompanied him on his jog. His spokesperson told the Mail: ‘Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health.’
HMMM. Honestly … what is there to say. Is it a good idea to be partying just days after you get out of rehab? Of course not. Will anything that anyone says have any sort of effect on Butler‘s behavior, sadly, of course not. I guess we can only hope that Gerard will be vigilant in fending off temptation whenever it rears its ugly head. Tho, it must be said … he would be a lot more successful in fending off temptation if he wouldn’t put himself in tempting circumstances.