John Mulaney has checked himself into rehab for substance abuse issues, according to a new report.
The New York Post's Page Six said on Dec. 21 that the comedian entered a rehab facility in Pennsylvania over the past weekend.
"John's friends and family are happy that he's finally getting some help and focusing on his health," a source said. "His fans know he's struggled in the past with sobriety, he has talked about it openly. Unfortunately he has struggled again during the pandemic."
"He's on board with his recovery," the source added, "he's not fighting against rehab."
Page Six said the 60-day rehab treatment is for alcohol and cocaine addiction.
The former "Saturday Night Live" star has spoke of his vices in the past, telling Esquire last year that he began drinking at 13 years old "for attention."
"I was really outgoing, and then at 12, I wasn't. I didn't know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again," he said.
John admitted that he eventually moved into hard drugs, including cocaine.
"I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it," he said. "I wasn't a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I'm still standing. Who's the athlete now?"
At one point, he said he drank perfume. In 2005, though, he realized he had a problem.
"I went on a bender that weekend that was just, like, fading in and out of a movie … It was just crazy," he told Esquire. "And I thought to myself, 'I don't like this guy anymore. I'm not rooting for him.'"
Without professional help, he stopped drinking and using cocaine, he said.
In his 2012 Comedy Central special "New In Town," John spoke more about his addictions.
"I don't drink. I used to drink, then I drank too much, and I had to stop. That surprises a lot of audiences, because I don't look like someone who used to do anything," he said.
Recently John told Jimmy Kimmel that the pandemic was hard on him because he had no structure in his life. He ended up taking a gig as a writer for Seth Meyers' late night show.
"I like having a boss and having assignments to do," he told Jimmy. "When I'm in charge of something, not so much the best thing."