Watch Andy Dick's Live Intervention
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
June 27, 2012
Troubled comedian Andy Dick's Internet television show Andy Dick Live! turned into a real-life episode of A&E's TV's Intervention recently, when his friends and boss staged an on-air intervention, prompting his return to rehab.
In this video posted by Celebuzz, his boss Alki David (the CEO of FilmOn, the web-based network which airs Andy's program) candidly tells him, "Everybody knows you've been going through your trials and tribulations," before introducing Jim Antonowitsch, the founder of Oasis Treatment Center in Anaheim, California.
"I told you the other day, if this continues, we can't carry on," David tells Andy bluntly, referring to the comedian's well-documented struggles with alcohol and drugs. "And if you decide to leave and not do that, I'm afraid that we can't carry on here together."
Andy does decide to go to rehab, and is visibly emotional hugging the cast and crew.
"I don't want to be filmed anymore, please," he says as he's escorted to Oasis.
Andy's notoriously erratic behavior stemming from alcohol and substance abuse is certainly no secret in Hollywood. He has been arrested numerous times and in 2009, he appeared on Sober House, a Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew spin-off focusing on a sober living environment.
"When I drink I turn into a moron," the comedian told Entertainment Tonight, in 2009. "I think I'm being funny and clever, but I look back on the video tape and I border on retardation."