The Situation Admits Prescription Pill Problem

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

Last Updated: March 21, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

"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."