Chevy Chase enters rehab for 'tuneup' on alcohol problem


Chevy Chase has checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota for treatment for an alcohol problem.

His publicist Heidi Schaeffer said on Monday that the actor is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Centre for what she calls a "tuneup" in his recovery.

Chevy in 2009 (Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images)

The actor has had struggles with substances during his career. He checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in the 1980s for treatment for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

The 72-year-old former star of Saturday Night Live and the Vacation movies was recently a regular on TV's Community from 2009 to 2014. He has a pair of films coming up, The Christmas Apprentice, and Dog Years.

His return to rehab was first reported by TMZ.