Everyone has noticed Alex’s recent weight loss, and many people have made comments about him looking tired.. which lead to many people being worried about his health. It looks as if there were some underlying problems. Recently when asked about Alex’s health, Producer Peter Lenkov had tweeted “He’s fine”.. Peter and other people on the cast /crew had noted that he was just a little over worked. There was no mention of an injury or other problems. Based on that, we were optimistic that with a little rest, Alex would be back to his old self. It looks as if it may take a bit more than that. Like many celebrities who have recently had to enter rehab and other 60-day treatment programs, Alex will be seeking help as well. It looks as if it may take a bit more than that. Deadline Hollywood is reporting the following:
Hawaii’s Five-0 task force will be without its leader for a little while. Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin will miss at least one episode of the CBS crime drama for a stint in rehab. “Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0 to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury,” a rep for the actor said in a statement.
The series, which is ahead of schedule, is now shooting episode 20. Production will proceed as planned, with Hawaii completing its Season 2 order. “We respect and support Alex’s decision,” CBS Studios, which produces the series said. “Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well and we look forward to his return.”
While we are sad to hear that Alex has been in pain and has had to take pain killers, we are proud of him for taking the time to get help right away. We are big fans of Gerard Butler, who just recently did a stint in rehab for the same reasons..and has come out looking and feeling great. We hope that Alex has the same results. In the meantime our thoughts and prayers are with him for a quick and full recovery. We love ya, Alex!