Colin Farrell has reportedly checked into rehab for drug addiction and exhaustion. The Irish hellraiser became addicted to prescription painkillers after being given them for a bad back. He reportedly went into a treatment center after collapsing at the wrap party of his new movie Miami Vice, on Sunday.

Farrell's Los Angeles publicist, Danica Smith, said: "Colin Farrell has checked himself into a treatment centre for exhaustion and a dependency to prescription medication, which was prescribed to him for a back injury. No other comments will be made at this time." A source is quoted in Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Colin faced his demons and decided to get clean."

The wild star is known for his love of women and partying. Last year, he confessed to a magazine that he had even smoked heroin. He admitted: "For some reason, it seemed pretty f*****g nice at the time. There was nothing I wouldn't have f*****g done. Whatever was around."

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