Chevy Chase in Rehab
Funnyman Chevy Chase has checked into rehab. A representative for the National Lampoon’s Vacation star has confirmed the actor/comedian is an in-patient at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota – the same place his longtime pal Robin Williams was treated in 2014.
The rep tells TMZ Chase, 72, is seeking a “tune-up” for an alcohol-related problem. It’s not the first time Chase has fought drinking issues – he checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in California in the 1980s, and was convicted of drunk driving in Beverly Hills in 1995. The rehab news comes at a busy time for the former Saturday Night Live regular. He is set to appear in two upcoming movies, Dog Years and The Christmas Apprentice, while Chase and his Vacation co-star Beverly D’Angelo are in talks to play retired characters who have to give up their comfortable lives and raise their grandchildren in a new TV comedy. The couple reprised their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold in last year’s Vacation sequel, which featured Ed Helms as their grown-up son and Christina Applegate. Meanwhile, Chase’s former Community cast-mate Joel McHale is in negotiations to portray the funnyman in a new National Lampoon origins movie, opposite Will Forte.