It's déjà vu all over again for Dennis Rodman. Five years after first entering rehab in 2008 for alcohol-related issues, and four years after appearing on the third season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab once again. According to the athlete's agent, though the location of his rehab has not been released, Rodman is seeking treatment for his struggle with alcohol.
Rodman's return to rehab comes after the athlete made controversial comments about ailing U.S. detainee Kenneth Bae, and after he serenaded North Korea's Kim Jong Un with a rendition of "Happy Birthday." According to reports, Rodman's recent trip overseas also included “specialized personal entertainments of the female persuasion" supplied by Kim Jong Un.
Said Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, about the athlete's decision to seek treatment:
What was potentially a historic and monumental event turned into a nightmare for everyone concerned. Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination "super human" political figure and "fixer" got the better of him. He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused.
What does this mean for Rodman's relationship with Kim Jong Un? Unclear, but the basketball player had gotten so close to the North Korean dictator, that he'd even fielded an offer to write a book with Kim Jong Un. But it seems, before he makes any decision about future projects, Rodman has to get his own story back on track.