"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."
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."