Rehab: How Celebs Say Sorry

Bonus: No need for actual apology
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2009 11:38 PM CST
Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(Newser) – Lately, when celebs want to show contrition, they turn to rehab. Whether counseling for alcohol and drugs (take your pick) to sex addiction (Steve Phillips) to homophobia (Isaiah Washington) to domestic abuse (Chris Brown), stars see a rehab trip taking the place of a public confession. “It really is a great platform to neutralize the media and give you some space, to let you not be responsible for your actions, in many cases,” one PR guru tells PopEater.

"They use their alcohol or drug issue as an excuse for misbehaving. It's easier to put the responsibility in something you can't control.”

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