The ‘Jersey Shore’ gang is famous for (and because of) their collective ability to party hard. But, after the most recent season of the show, it was clear one member was partying harder than usual. Yesterday, a source told TMZ that Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino had entered rehab for substance abuse. Looks like The Situation has a bit of an actual situation for once.

But, by this morning, Sorrentino’s rep had told E! News that he was not in rehab, but just taking a break from his busy lifestyle. When E! contacted Sorrentino’s rep for a comment after the story broke, they were told, “He has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule.” Sitch's reps deny that he is dealing with a substance abuse problem.

TMZ broke the rehab story yesterday afternoon, reporting that multiple sources told them Sorrentino’s partying was worse than ever during the taping of season 5 and it became abundantly clear he had a problem during the camping episode that aired on MTV recently. The gossip site then claimed a source told them Sorrentino had checked into an inpatient substance abuse treatment program, and his friends and production team made statements saying they were happy he was getting help.

Wherever Sorrentino is, he still has access to Twitter as he has tweeted in the last 24 hours. “Getting in amazing shape for Season 6” and “Don’t believe everything you read or hear” are among his recent bon mots. Perhaps it will be clear during season 6 whether or not Sorrentino has changed his ways.

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