Actor Verne Troyer's long-running battle with alcohol continues as he checked himself into a treatment centre near his Michigan hometown after suffering a relapse.
Said Elena Fondacaro, his manager: "Verne was in rehab and now he's in outpatient therapy.
"Alcoholism is an illness that comes and goes ... and Verne realised he was slipping. He decided to go back to rehab because he's determined to maintain his sobriety."
In 2002, Troyer nearly died of alcohol poisoning after being distraught following a break-up with Genevieve Gallen, his bride for two months.
Fondacaro added: "He'll be back in Los Angeles to resume work by mid-January. He's determined to stay sober."