‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Eric Dane Enters Rehab

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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Eric Dane Enters Rehab

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LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/ET) – San Francisco born, Eric Dane recently entered a rehab facility to get treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers but is expected to go back to work soon.

“Eric Dane voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off of pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus,” the actor’s rep said in a statement. Dane — who plays Dr. Mark Sloan (Dr. McSteamy) on the hit medical drama — reports back to work, the rep added.

The news comes just a few weeks after People.com confirmed that Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart are expecting their second child. The couple already has one daughter, Billie, who is 16 months old.

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