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Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane (a.k.a. Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloane on the hit ABC series) has checked into a Los Angeles rehab clinic to battle an addiction to painkillers.
"Actor Eric Dane voluntarily 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," Danes spokesperson confirmed in a statement. "He reports back to work next week. Business as usual."
With filming on Grey's Anatomy starting up this week, Dane made the tough decision to enter into a rehab clinic before his schedule got too unmanageable. "Eric felt things spiraling out of control and decided he needed to get some help," a family friend tells Star magazine (via Radar Online). "(He had) too much to lose."