Olympian Michael Phelps is Headed Into Treatment Following Last Week’s DUI Bust

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It was probably only a matter of time, but Michael Phelps confirmed this morning that he is, in fact, headed into treatment following last week’s nasty DUI bust.

In lieu of beating around the bush or going through his representatives, Phelps made the somewhat vague announcement on Twitter.






The full statement reads:

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 am 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.

Of course, it isn’t clear where or how long Phelps will seek treatment. That information will most likely be held close to his chest, unless he choses to announce that to his fans as well.

All of this comes after the professional swimmer and Olympian was arrested when he failed a field sobriety test in Maryland early Tuesday morning. The arrest is his second for DUI, which he was punished with 18 months of probation for in 2004.