Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino says he’s been focusing on getting “back to who [he] is” while staying out of the limelight, as he recovers from an addiction to painkillers that began with an injury on Dancing with the Stars.
The man behind the pop culture catchphrase “GTL” said he takes his recovery on a day-by-day basis, as he’s trying to be “the best person I can be for those 24 hours.”
“All I had to do was get dressed for a family function and I couldn’t do that. The shirt was laid out, the belt, the pants, everything. The shower was on. I couldn’t even get out of bed.”
He said he though to himself, “If I can’t do that how am I going to continue?”
The hunky TV personality has lent his fame to the cause, as he’s currently a pitchman for the company that produces the medication he’s on, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and the face of Reset Reality, an awareness group for those recovering from opiate addiction.