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'Austin Powers' Star Verne Troyer to Enter Treatment Center for Alcohol Addiction

"I'm willing to continue my fight day by day," says Troyer, who played "Mini Me" in the comedy film series

Mini-Me is about to take a major step on his path to recovery.

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" film series, said Thursday that he is entering a treatment center to combat alcohol addiction, after receiving treatment for the past week.

"I've been hearing from some concerned fans, so I'd like to address a very personal situation," Troyer wrote on Facebook.

"As you know, I've battled alcohol addiction in the past and while it's not always been an easy fight, I'm willing to continue my fight day by day," Troyer said. "I've been receiving treatment for the last week and I am voluntarily checking into a treatment center later this week to continue to get the help that I need."

The actor went on to offer his gratitude to his fans for his support.

"I want to thank everyone that's reached out with their messages of support, it truly means the world to me," Troyer, 48, wrote. "With your support, I got this."