Gibson in rehab
13:30 01 August 2006
Mel Gibson has gone into rehab in a fresh attempt to win his battle against alcoholism.
The 'Lethal Weapon' star launched into a drunken tirade, during which he allegedly made anti-Semitic comments after being stopped by police in Malibu, California, on Friday (28.07.06).
Mel's spokesman Alan Neirob confirmed: "He has definitely entered a programme."
However, he refused to say where the rehab facility is or how long the actor will remain there.
Meanwhile, the 'Passion of the Christ' director has apologised for his actions. He said: "After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed.
"I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable."
He added: "I am deeply ashamed of everything I said, and I apologise to anyone who I have offended."
Mel concluded: "I have battled the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse."
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