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UPDATE: Mike Kanellis Comments on Rehab – Says He’s Two Months Sober

August 28, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis

UPDATE: Mike Kanellis posted an update to comment on his entering drug rehab for prescription drug addiction. Maria has since posted to clarify that the rehab was in the past and the photo was several months ago, not a new picture. Kanellis noted on Twitter that he’s now two months clean, as you can see below:


ORIGINAL: As previously reported, it was recently revealed that Mike Kanellis was previously battling an addiction to prescription drugs. His wife, Maria Kanellis, has now commented on his dealing with the rehab process on Instagram.

You can read Maria’s statement and also check out some of the photos she shared of Mike undergoing his rehab process below. It appears Mike Kanellis dealt with this issue before his debut in WWE earlier this year, alongside the returning Maria.

This was the first week of my husband's recovery from prescription drugs. This was the hardest week of my life. People try and give advice or you can read every book but the truth is there is no right way for a person to get clean. My husband was addicted to prescription drugs and I didn't know. You blame yourself. You blame the business. You blame God. But, anyone can become addicted. No one is safe. A glamorous job doesn't protect you from addiction. It truly makes you wonder about everyone around you. Is that person hurting? What's that person's story? In these photos you see Mike in the hospital, finding his appetite, trying to workout, having a match for the first time at WWE, and playing with my niece with the marks from the Clonidine patch the hospital gave him still on his arm. Addicts don't look like the people in the movies sometimes. They are just people that took a road they shouldn't have. Mike is doing great. He channeled all that energy into working out and being healthy. Mike wanted to quit. Now, as we move forward even though the road is hard. It's the right road. I love you, My Friend. WE believe in you. You are a hero to so many. Keep Fighting. Keep Pushing. Be the Miracle. @therealmichaelbennett #keepingupwithkanellises #holdhandsnothate #poweroflove

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