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Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman checks into alcohol rehabilitation centre: Agent

Published on Jan 19, 2014 11:31 AM
 
Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman at Beijing Capital International Airport right after his latest trip to North Korea on Jan 13, 2014. Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment programme, his spokesman said on Saturday, just days after returning to the United States from North Korea, where he ignited a furore over comments he made about an American citizen held prisoner there. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment programme, his spokesman said on Saturday, just days after returning to the United States from North Korea, where he ignited a furore over comments he made about an American citizen held prisoner there.

Mr Rodman voluntarily entered an alcohol rehabilitation facility several days ago, according to agent Darren Prince. The location of the facility was not disclosed.

Mr Rodman returned to the United States last week after a trip to North Korea where he attended the birthday party of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Earlier this month, Mr Rodman apologised for comments in which he suggested Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned by Pyongyang, had himself to blame for the arrest.

 
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