Back in March we learned that MTV Jersey Shore star Mike The Situation Sorrentino checked himself into rehab for an addiction to prescription pain medication. A few weeks later, in April, we learned that he completed his stint in rehab. Today we are hearing from Mike for the first time since his rehabilitation in a new interview with MTV News. The Situation comes clean about his addiction and reveals what his life has been like in the past few months. Check out the interview in full below.
I may give Sorrentino and his Jersey Shore compatriots some good-natured grief from time to time, I really must commend him for having the courage to speak publicly about his addiction. I hope his struggle with teach young viewers that partying like someone on an MTV reality TV series has it’s dire consequences. It may look glamorous to act like a hard-partying, crazy fool on TV but reckless behavior can have a really negative effect. It remains to be seen how MTV will treat the Jersey Shore cast now that Mike is in recovery and Nicole Snooki Polizzi is pregnant but let Mike’s situation, as it were, be a lesson to all. You can’t act a fool for long without paying the price.