John Mulaney, considered a golden boy of comedy, has checked himself into the rehab for 60 days for alcohol and drug addiction, according to reports from the New York Post.
Mulaney, 38, was a former writer for Saturday Night Live and hosted the show twice this year.
He has previous opened up about his history of addiction, revealing that he stated drinking when he was just 13.
“I drank for attention,” he told Esquire last year. The drinking then led to cocaine.
“I was really outgoing, and then at 12, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking and I was hilarious again.”
“I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of ‘This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing,’” he said. “Who’s the athlete now?”
Mulaney sobered up when he was 23, after a bender. But he relapsed during the pandemic and a source said the comedian checked into a rehab facility in Pennsylvania over the weekend.
A source also confirmed to Page Six that Mulaney’s family and friends are happy that the comedian is finally getting some help and focusing on his health.
“His fans know he’s struggled in the past with sobriety, he has talked about it openly. Unfortunately, he has struggled again during the pandemic,” the source said.
Mulaney voices Andrew Glouberman in the animated Netflix series “Big Mouth.” He recently joined the writing staff of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in order to put some more routine into his life, which he told Jimmy Kimmel has been lacking during the pandemic.
In 2019, Mulaney’s “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch” musical comedy special premiered on Netflix. In 2018, he voiced Spider-Ham in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” The same year, his comedy special “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City” debuted on Netflix.
Mulaney is set to star alongside Andy Samberg in a “Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” movie in 2022. He also plays a footman in an upcoming live-action version of “Cinderella” with Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and James Corden.