Beleaguered golf legend Tiger Woods confirmed via Twitter that he is seeking professional help to manage prescription drugs he was taking for back pain and a sleeping disorder.
Radaronline reported that Woods, 41, checked into the Jupiter Medical Center for a 28-day stay to deal with a painkiller addiction.
“I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the way that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” Woods posted on Twitter Monday night. “I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding, especially the fans and players on tour.”
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Woods was busted for DUI near his Jupiter home around 3 a.m. on May 29 after being discovered asleep and intoxicated behind the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes-Benz.
He failed a sobriety test, but it turned out no alcohol was involved and Woods said his condition was due to a bad reaction to prescription drugs. The police report said he was taking several drugs, including Vicodin and Xanax.
Woods is recovering from his fourth back surgery, and has not won a major since 2008.