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Screw up, issue a Twitter apology, head to rehab. Rinse, repeat.
Following his DUI arrest last week — his second — Michael Phelps has announced that he is going to a treatment facility to address his drinking issues. The Olympic swimmer also tweeted an apology to fans, explaining that he will be taking a break from swimming while he gets his life in order.
"I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I'm going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.
"Swimming is a major part of my life," he added, "but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."
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