Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has announced that he is heading to rehab.
The gold medalist made the announcement in a series of tweets sent out on Sunday – five days after he was busted for DUI in Baltimore.
‘I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself,’ he tweeted.
‘The past few days have been extremely difficult,’ he continued. ‘I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.’
He ended with, ‘Swimming is a major part of my life, 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.’