Boxer Ricky Hatton has checked into a rehab facility claiming that it was exactly what he was planning to do today anyway, and the weekend’s Cocaine revelations had absolutely nothing to do with it.
Hatton is the latest in a long line of celebrities to voluntarily enter rehab, completely of their own accord, just days after being outed by a tabloid newspaper as an addict of some form of narcotic.
Hatton’s publicist Max Clifford explained, “Ricky has been planning on entering rehab for quite some time now, and we pencilled in today weeks ago. It is pure coincidence that a newspaper published pictures and video of him taking cocaine.”
“No, of course he wouldn’t still be doing it if he hadn’t been caught. What a ridiculous thing to say. Being caught by a tabloid and going into rehab are completely unrelated. Obviously.”
Whilst undergoing his rehabilitation is expected Hatton will also undergo treatment for his ongoing Greggs addiction, from which he has suffered almost all of his adult life.
The former boxing world champion has often been spotted coming out of Greggs in his native Manchester with tell-tale pastry flakes round his mouth.
A friend of Hatton told us, “It started with a seemingly harmless cheese and onion pasty, but once he went onto steak and kidneys pies, he was hooked. At one point, he was scoffing seven chicken and mushroom slices a night.”
“We’re there for him, and we’re only glad he took action before he got hooked on the sausage rolls, because god only knows what the unscrupulous dealers have cut them with.”