Chevy Chase checks into rehab for a second time

2016-09-06 10:08
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Los Angeles - Chevy Chase has checked into rehab.

The National Lampoon's Vacation actor is an in-patient at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Centre in Minnesota - where Robin Williams was treated in 2014 - for an alcohol-related problem.

Chevy's rep told gossip website TMZ the star has entered the rehabilitation centre for a "tune up" and "wants to be the best that he can be".

Drug rehab in 1986

This comes after the 72-year-old actor checked into the Betty Ford drug rehab centre in 1986 for a painkiller addiction.

His publicist said at the time that he'd developed a "dependency on prescription drugs relating to chronic and long-term back problems".

The issue occurred when he was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

A lifetime of TV and movies

The father-of-three is due to appear in movies The Christmas Apprentice and Dog Years, both of which have wrapped production.

Between 2007 and 2009 he starred in two episodes of Family Guy, one as himself and another as Clark Griswold.

He has also appeared in Law & Order and numerous episodes of SNL, which he hosted for eight episodes from 1978 to 1997.

Chevy has three daughters, Cydney, 33, Caley, 31, and Emily, 27, and lives with his third wife, Jayni, who he married in 1982.

He was previously married to Suzanne from 1973 to 1976 and Jacqueline from 1976 to 1980.

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