Michael Phelps Going To Rehab

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Michael Phelps Rehab

By Shari Weiss

Michael Phelps Rehab

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Michael Phelps is going to rehab.

The gold medalist announced his decision on Sunday, less than a week after he was arrested for DUI and other charges.

Phelps wrote on Twitter in a series of tweets:

“The past few days have been extremely difficult. I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself. Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.”

As Gossip Cop reported, the swimmer — who is the most decorated Olympian of all time — was previously busted for DUI in 2004.

Following last Tuesday’s arrest, Phelps said he was “deeply sorry” for driving drunk, and would “take full responsibility.”

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