Eric Dane Checks Into Rehab to Battle Pain-Med Dependence

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Jul. 20 2011, Published 8:17 a.m. ET

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Eric Dane has been battling some demons offscreen. The Grey’s Anatomy star recently checked into an L.A. rehab clinic.

“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. He reports back to work next week. Business as usual," Eric's spokesperson told Star magazine, confirming the actor's 30-day stint at the facility.

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Grey's Anatomy filming resumed yesterday, and Eric is a busy dad to his baby girl, Billie, with Rebecca Gayheart.

Rebecca is reportedly pregnant again with the couple's second child.

So it's a good thing Eric took the initiative to get his life on track.

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"Eric felt things spiraling out of control and decided he needed to get some help,” a family friend told Star.


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