“Hairspray” director Adam Shankman has checked into rehab.
The 49-year-old filmmaker has decided to undergo professional treatment for an undisclosed problem, his representative confirms to Us Weekly.
A statement from his spokesperson reads, “Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery.”
The day before entering a facility, Shankman served as the executive producer and director of TrevorLive, an event hosted by suicide prevention organization, The Trevor Project in Los Angeles. Throughout the night, he posted photos on Twitter as he happily posed with the night’s honoree, Jane Lynch, and her fellow “Glee” co-stars.
Earlier this year, his good friend and “Hairspray” star Zac Efron also entered rehab, and Shankman was by his side last month when Efron broke his jaw, helping to nurse him back to health.
Shankman previously told Us Weekly, “I have been at his house every day and I have been making him soup… He’s like my little brother, has been since ‘Hairspray.’ So I talk to him like a little brother, which means I give him a lot of s**t!”
Shankman is the producer behind the successful “Step Up” franchise, and was the director of such films as “The Wedding Planner,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Rock of Ages.” He has also helmed episodes of “Glee” and “Modern Family,” and serves as a guest judge on the “So You Think You Can Dance” reality competition series.
J-Connection: Adam Shankman is Jewish.