JOHN Mulaney has “completed his 60-day rehab stint” and is “doing well” as he now resides in “outpatient sober care.”
The Saturday Night Live performer checked himself into a rehabilitation facility late last year, after battling cocaine and alcohol abuse.
John Mulaney has left rehab and is in outpatient care[/caption]
John, 38, had dealt with substance abuse issues in the past, and would frequently mention his struggles in his stand-up routines.
A source recently told Page Six: “John has completed 60 days in rehab and now he’s in outpatient sober care. He is doing well, although he is still not ready to return to work.”
The publication previously covered his entrance into rehab, as another insider had revealed: “His fans know he’s struggled in the past with sobriety, he has talked about it openly. Unfortunately, he has struggled again during the pandemic.
“He’s on board with his recovery, he’s not fighting against rehab.”
The comedian had a meltdown in late December[/caption]
He began drinking at age 13[/caption]
The comedian began drinking at an alarmingly young age, he once shared in a 2019 interview.
“I drank for attention. I was really outgoing, and then at 12, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again,” he confessed.
In his cover story for Esquire, the actor explained that alcohol led to his use of drugs.
The Big Mouth star admitted that he “loved” cocaine and used prescription drugs, but never used marijuana.
John has mixed several substances throughout his addiction[/caption]
The comedian is married to makeup artist Annamarie Tendler[/caption]
“I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of ‘this is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing,’” he explained.
“Who’s the athlete now?”
John spoke about hit clean-cut good guy exterior during his 2012 New In Town special, telling fans: “I don’t drink. I used to drink, then I drank too much, and I had to stop. That surprises a lot of audiences, because I don’t look like someone who used to do anything.”
The writer also told Esquire that he hit rock bottom in 2005 when he found himself drinking perfume.
John relapsed during quarantine[/caption]
He felt lost without ‘external structure’[/caption]
“I went on a bender that weekend that was just, like, fading in and out of a movie … It was just crazy … I was like, ‘You’re f–king out of control,’” he acknowledged.
“And I thought to myself, ‘I don’t like this guy anymore. I’m not rooting for him.’”
John went cold turkey sober for years after that incident, but his addiction resurfaced during the pandemic.
The comedian took a staff writing role on Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” so he could reintroduce routine into his life during the quarantine.
The actor got a job writing for Seth Meyers[/caption]
He missed ‘having assignments to do’[/caption]
The Chicago native remembered thinking: “Why am I going totally crazy and why am I suddenly telling my own wife my accomplishments? I really needed a job.”
“I like having a boss and having assignments to do,” he continued, adding: “When I’m in charge of something, not so much the best thing.”
John’s psychiatrist agreed, as he recounted: “She said to me, ‘Without external structure, I don’t have any confidence in you thriving’ … and she would know, because I told her everything in my brain.”
John had a breakdown on Late Night[/caption]
He checked into rehab shortly after[/caption]
In late December 2020, the actor guest-starred on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he suffered from rambling speech and frequent conversation breaks.
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During the program he mentioned that he was “simple and difficult.”
A month after the airing, John told Page Six that he was “out of his mind” on substances during filming, and checked into rehab shortly after.