Tiger Woods Is Getting “Professional Help” Following DUI Arrest
Tiger Woods is on the mend.
Just weeks after his DUI arrest on Memorial Day, the golfer revealed he’s getting treatment to ensure he’ll never abuse his medication. Amid rumors he’s checked himself into rehab, the 41-year-old took to Twitter to share a personal statement with his fans.
“I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” he tweeted Tuesday (June 19, 2017). “I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour.”
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 19, 2017
Tiger was taken into police custody May 29 in Jupiter, Fla., for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was booked around 7:18 a.m. before he was released on his own recognizance with no bond at 10:50 a.m.
Though, according to the Palm Beach County’s jail records, the athlete had an unlawful blood alcohol level at the time of his booking, he later claimed “alcohol was not involved” in a statement issued following his release.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” he said. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again,” he continued. “I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism.”