Dennis Rodman admitted to alcoholism rehabilitation centre

时间:2019-09-15  作者:折娲  来源:澳门拉斯维加斯平台  浏览:132次  评论:175条

has checked into an undisclosed rehabilitation centre to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.

Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say where Rodman was being treated or how long he would be there. Rodman recently returned to the United States from his latest trip to .

He later saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organised an exhibition game there. He also , at the start of the friendly game.

"What was potentially a historic and monumental event turned into a nightmare for everyone concerned," Prince said. "Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination 'super human' political figure and 'fixer' got the better of him.

"He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused."

Rodman won five championships with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls and was one of the NBA's fiercest rebounders and most colourful personalities.

Rodman, known as much for his piercings, tattoos and bad behaviour as he was for basketball, was the highest-profile American to meet the North Korean leader since Kim inherited power from father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. He travelled to the secretive state for the first time last February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series.

But the 52-year-old Rodman has been denounced for not trying to use his influence with Kim to secure the release of Bae, an American missionary with health problems who is being held in North Korea on charges of "anti-state" crimes.

Rodman organised a group of retired NBA players to travel to North Korea for that exhibition game. Rodman dedicated the contest to his "best friend" Kim, who, along with his wife and other senior officials and their wives, watched from a special seating area. The capacity crowd of about 14,000 at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium clapped loudly as Rodman sang a verse from the song.

Rodman had an angry meltdown before the game on CNN, defending his decision to travel to North Korea.

"People forget Dennis is just an entertainer and retired NBA star," Prince said. "The fact remains that a basketball game was played in North Korea live in front of 14,000 people and hundreds of millions around the world viewed clips of the game."