Trace Adkins enters rehab for alcohol treatment
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By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 15, 2014
Country Weekly breaks the sad news that Trace Adkins entered rehab this week for alcohol treatment.
Trace was reportedly taking part in a celebrity Country Cruising cruise when he "slipped off his wagon," the magazine reports. "Prior to the setback, Trace, who has always been candid about his battle, was 12 years sober."
A spokesperson for Trace confirmed his departure from the cruise ship , the NCL Pearl, and provided this statement to Country Weekly: “Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism. As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected.”
Also on the cruise were country stars Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Neal McCoy, Love and Theft, Frankie Ballard and many others.
Trace’s performances on the ship have been canceled. He had been scheduled to perform again on the ship Jan. 19. His next scheduled tour dates are festivals on Feb. 8 and Feb. 18 in Harrisburg, Pa., and San Antonio, respectively. No word on whether those shows will go on as scheduled. After that, he doesn't have another date on the books until May 30.
The singer, actor, father of five and winner of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" parted ways with his record label, Show Dog-Universal, last year, and released his last album, Christmas project "The King's Gift," on his own. He is a member of The Grand Ole Opry and has notched four No. 1 hits, most recently 2010's "Hillbilly Bone" with Blake Shelton.