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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Actor Checks Into Rehab

Jul 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of ABC’s medical show “Grey’s Anatomy” has checked into a Los Angeles rehabilitation clinic for help with what is being reported as an addiction to painkillers, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Eric Dane’s rehab reportedly won’t affect production on Season 8 of the show, which began Friday. Dane is continuing to work and has shot scenes already, according to a set sider.

In a statement to People Magazine, Dane’s publicist explained the actor’s decision, saying, "Dane voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus.”

Dane plays Dr. Mark Sloan on the show — also known as “McSteamy.”

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