On Monday evening, Tiger Woods revealed that he is "receiving professional help" to manage his issues with medication. This statement comes just days after reports that the golf legend had checked himself into rehab following his arrest in May for driving under the influence.
"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," Woods' statement said. "I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour."
Following the arrest in May, Woods denied that he had been drinking, and instead attributed his behavior behind the wheel to "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications." He told officers at the scene that he was on a variety of meds, including Xanax and Vicodin. Woods has had four back surgeries, the most recent of which was in late April.
Woods heads to court for the DUI in August. If he convinces the judge that he's back on track—by doing something like, say, checking himself into rehab—he could get his charge knocked down to reckless driving and get to keep his driver's license.