Andy Dick Back in Rehab After Friends Stage On-Air Intervention (EXCLUSIVE)
Comedian Andy Dick has checked into a Californian rehab clinic after friends and colleagues staged an on-air intervention, Celebuzz has exclusively learned.
Dick, 46, was filming his internet television show Andy Dick Live! at a studio in Beverly Hills when his boss, internet entrepreneur Alki David, delivered an ultimatum to the former sitcom star: “We can’t carry on.”
An interventionist from Oasis, a treatment center in Anaheim Calif., was on hand to escort the NewsRadio star to the facility moments after Dick broke down and agreed to seek help.
The actor — who previously admitted booze and drugs made him a “moron” — spent his first night in treatment at the facility Tuesday night.
The somber intervention was all captured on camera for an episode of Andy Dick Live!.
“Everybody knows you have been going through your trials and tribulations,” David — CEO of FilmOn, the web-based network which airs Dick’s program — told the actor.
“Ups and downs… a struggle and strive,” Dick admitted.
To which David told him: “I told you the other day that if this continued we can’t carry on… together. For me, those of us who follow the suggestions get well.”
The last public incident to involve the oft-troubled star was in May last year, when Dick was arrested for public intoxication at a restaurant in Temecula, Calif.
He was booked on suspicion of public intoxication, taken into a custody and later released after posting $500 bail.
“When I drink I turn into a moron,” the comedian told Entertainment Tonight, in 2009. “I think I’m being funny and clever, but I look back on the video tape and I border on retardation.”
“Andy is very excited to begin this new chapter in his life and wants his viewers to know that once he has completed the program at Oasis, he will resume live streaming of the show and be better than ever,” his boss David told Celebuzz.