The Situation Admits Prescription Pill Problem

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino says he's seeking help for problem he developed due to exhaustion

"Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino says he is seeking help for a problem with prescription pills.

"I want to set the record straight," he said on his website. "I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans' support and love you guys."

Also read: The Situation Denies He's in Rehab for Substance Abuse

The statement Wednesday came hours after Sorrentino and his publicist denied a TMZ report that he was in rehab for substance abuse.

Sorrentino is still expected to appear on the just-announced sixth season of the MTV reality hit.

“We have no comment about Mike but fully expect and are looking forward to the entire cast returning for a sixth season,” a network spokeswoman said in a statement to TheWrap.

After TMZ reported Tuesday that Sorrentino had checked into an "inpatient treatment program" for substance abuse, Sorrentino said in another post on his website: "You can't believe everything you hear about 'the situation' with The Situation, especially when it comes to some of the ridiculous embellishments TMZ has been spreading."