According to the outlet, the 38-year-old checked into the rehab facility, which is located in Pennsylvania — where he will stay for 60 days — this past weekend.
“John’s family and friends are happy that he’s finally getting some help and focusing on his health,” a source said. “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 insider added, “He’s on board with his recovery, he’s not fighting against rehab.”
The Saturday Night Live star hasn’t been shy about talking about his addiction struggles. Last year, Mulaney revealed he started drinking at 13 years old. “I drank for attention,” he shared. “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.”
Soon after, Mulaney tried harder substances. “I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it,” he explained. “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. Who’s the athlete now?’”
However, Mulaney finally got sober at 23 years old. “I went on a bender that weekend that was just, like, fading in and out of a movie,” he said. “It was just crazy. A weekend that was … there were … I’m never going to tell you. That’s mine. I didn’t kill anyone or assault anyone. But yeah, I was like, ‘You’re f**king out of control.’ And I thought to myself, ‘I don’t like this guy anymore. I’m not rooting for him.’”