Eddie Munster is in rehab! Add Butch Patrick, who played the Eddie Munster on ‘The Munsters’ as a child to the list of former kid actors that end up in rehab! The now 57-year-old Patrick has sought help with his alcohol addiction.
Patrick has reportedly checked himself into a New Jersey rehab facility to treat what his agent, Jodi Ritzen terms as “substance abuse issues.”
Ritzen, tells E! News “He has suffered with alcohol and drug addiction according to his family probably since he was 17…and he had just broken up with the woman he moved here for.” That woman was fiancÃ©e Donna McCall, an ex-Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader. The two, who had announced that they were to get married, broke up just last week, right after Halloween.
McCall was a self proclaimed “biggest Munsters fan” ever. They had met writing back and forth when they were younger and had reconnected years later via the internet. Now she has dumped him. Was it the alcohol abuse, or was it that she thought she was marrying Eddie Munster and when she realized she was marrying Butch Patrick instead she got out of the situation?
According to Patrick’s rep, he has had dependency issues from the time he was a teenage star, doing cocaine and psychedelic drugs, but is now taking his personal issues “very very seriously.”
Hopefully rehab will work for Patrick, so he can go on to have a productive rest of his life, leaving the demons of his past behind him.