‘Jersey Shore’s’ Situation, Pauly D and Ronnie Discuss Mike’s Sobriety on ‘Ellen’ (VIDEO)

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You may see a different side of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino during the last season of MTV’s Jersey Shore  since the reality star attended rehab.

When he appeared on Ellen Wednesday with fellow castmates Paul “Pauly D.” DeVecchio and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, he discussed his eight-month sobriety with talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres.

He says while he questioned whether or not going back to the show was the best idea to keep his sobriety, he decided that he should give it a shot.

“I’m not going to lie. That thought did enter my mind but the other thought that entered my mind was I would feel so bad for you know, my buddies,” he said, “to almost go on without me.”

Sorrentino continued, “I want to be with them no matter what they do. But at the same time nobody has the recipe or the rules to this game. I figure to myself if I can get by you know, rehab. Then why not take a shot.”

What did his castmates have to say about how sobriety has changed him?

Expect to see a more fit, fun and carefree Situation on the Shore this season. Ortiz-Magro even went so far as to say “The Situation” wasn’t really there this season.

“I never liked ‘The Situation.’ Mike came in this year as Mike Sorrentino and he was great to be around. He was fun. He was active. It was just great to have him in the house,” he said.

Pauly D. also chimed in saying that though the friends had grown apart over the year he was happy that his friend got help and came back to the show.

“I had my best friend back. I was just happy to have Mike back,” said DeVecchio.

Sorrentino added, “It was a really special year for me, because something that was just so hard to do in my life. My buddies and my brothers helped me get through it and like I said, I’m stronger for it today and probably the healthiest I’ve been since I was 21.”

Jersey Shore’s sixth and final season premieres Thursday at 10 PM on MTV.

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