Naturally, Mike’s reps are claiming that the Sitch is merely in need of “rest and recuperation,” though a drug problem would explain some of Mike’s bizarre behavior over the past five seasons as well as give credence to long-standing blind item rumors claiming that “someone” on the Jersey Shore cast has a serious taste for the nose candy. TMZ reports that Mike’s life has been a “non-stop party” since rising to fame on Shore. Season five of the popular series saw Mike’s best friend “The Unit” getting arrested for cocaine possession while The Sitch himself looked on in sweaty, dazed confusion.
Of course, some are speculating that this could be a desperate bid for attention from Mike who may be in fear of his 15 minutes running out. He’s the most high-profile Shore cast member to not get a spin-off show and he’s been further pushed to the margins by the pregnancy of his pint-sized rival Snooki. Rehab may just be Mike’s way of taking his notorious temper tantrums to a new level.