Woods is allegedly entering rehab for pill addiction in an effort to maintain joint custody of his children.
After his recent DUI arrest, Tiger Woods is planning to once again address his problematic use of prescription anxiety and pain medication, Radar Onlinereports.
According to Radar, Woods is trying to maintain joint custody of his two young kids. The golfer reportedly reserved the entire male inpatient unit of Jupiter Medical Center near his home on Jupiter Island, Florida, to address his use of prescription anxiety and pain medication.
Woods was arrested in the early hours of May 29th in Jupiter, where police found him asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes Benz pulled to the side of the road. The 41-year-old golfer could be seen slurring his words and appearing visibly dazed in dashcam footage while being questioned and tested for intoxication by police officers.
He told police that he’d taken Xanax, a medication for anxiety, and Vicodin, an opioid painkiller. Woods maintained that he hadn’t been drinking that night, but that he’d had an “unexpected reaction” to his medications.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” he said at the time of his arrest. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescription medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
Woods will appear at his arraignment hearing on July 5. He’s facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and improper stopping, standing or parking in an illegal place, according to the Daily Beast.
Tiger previously addressed his use of Vicodin and the sleep aid Ambien in rehab in 2010, as well as a separate rehab for sex addiction, after being at the center of a huge scandal that exposed him as a “serial extramarital cheater” and ended his marriage with Elin Nordegren.
The golfer has been recovering from multiple surgeries on his back to address “ongoing pain in his back and leg,” according to a press release at the time of his latest surgery around April.
“When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long,” he said at the time.