Le Vell’s Rehab Kicks Off

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According to a U.K. report, actor Michael Le Vell has undergone rehab to deal with his current personal issues.

The 49-year old British actor took time out of his longtime role on TV soap ‘Coronation Street’ earlier in March, after admitting he had been using cocaine in the run up to his child sex abuse trial in 2013.

Reportedly, he has now checked into a clinic to try and focus on sobriety.

“Michael has finally come to the conclusion he needs help and he has been brave enough to get it. He’s had the toughest year of his life and as a result has drunk too much and at times indulged in cocaine. However, he knows he has the full support of his family and friends to get better. Michael has taken himself away from all temptation and is sorting himself out,” the source told Britain’s Sunday People newspaper.

“Colleagues are delighted he’s made this very difficult decision and are happy he’s now out of harm’s way,” added the source. “It’s a long journey – but he’s determined to get his life back on track.”

Le Vell has been portraying a mechanic, Kevin Webster, on the much loved show for more than 30 years. He was cleared of all charges by a jury in Manchester, England in September 2013.

Michael has previously insisted that he would address his problems alone when he told The Sun,”I got myself through the court case by staying strong. I can sort this out on my own too.”

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