'Rehab' walk-off: Leif Garrett leaves after booze, pot and painkiller talk
Former-teen-idol-turned-heroin-addict Leif Garrett gave "Celebrity Rehab" a try during the show's fourth season, but if his recent update on "Celebrity Rehab Revisited" is any indication, he hasn't completely stuck to the program.
Following his first "Rehab" appearance, Garrett claimed show producers urged him to use drugs for on-screen drama.
"They asked to get some footage of me using, and I said, 'I haven't been using,'" Garrett told the Los Angeles Times in January. "They said, 'We really have to get footage of you using.' Anyway, I was easily talked into showing them."
But there weren't any cameras around for the drug and alcohol use that occurred after the show. During the "Revisited" update, Garrett admitted to drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and following a recent motorcycle accident, taking pain meds.
"Did you take a lot of painkillers for all of this?" fellow former rehabber Rachel Uchitel asked Garrett after taking note of his injuries.
"Oh, yeah," he said, before adding, "I mean, I didn't take them but they were given to me in the hospital."
But Garrett didn't seem to see the big deal about any of it. Counselor Bob Forrest, however, didn't buy it.
Forrest called Garrett out for his "cavalier and laissez-faire attitude" and reminded him that alcohol, marijuana and Percocet still count.
“This is insanity and quite honestly I don’t appreciate it,” a visibly irritated Garrett said before walking off the show.
But that wasn't quite the end. Days later Forrest caught up with him again, at which point Garrett finally admitted, "Medicating myself is not the answer."
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