If you’re wondering why Chevy Chase is working some black padded strap business in the picture above, it’s actually part of a sling that is holding up a busted arm. An arm that I’m not even going to guess how it got busted, but if that headline is any clue, then I think I might have a couple ideas.
It looks like Cousin Eddie isn’t the only one that is dealing with some ongoing personal stuff. According to People, Clark Griswold is currently in rehab. His rep says that he’s seeking treatment for an alcohol-related issue at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota. Chevy’s rep calls his trip to rehab a “tune-up” adding that he’s getting help because he “wants to be the best that he can be.” That sounds like the tag line to a Minnesota rehab clinic. “If switching from booze to pop will help you be the best that you can be, then c’mon in, by jeez.”
In the past few years, Chevy has had a history with booze issues. Back in 2014, Chevy was reportedly acting like a next-level maybe-drunk wreck at a Humane Society gala. A couple years before that, he was getting lots of face time in the press for his alleged messy antics on the set of Community. And of course we all know the legend of late-70s/early-80s Chevy Chase. In 1986, Chevy checked into the Betty Ford Clinic for an addiction to painkillers.
Since Chevy is 72 and seems to be mostly laying low career-wise recently, he’ll have lots of time on his hands once he leaves rehab, and I hope he finds something a little more calming to get addicted to. Like playing Euchre online, or watching HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt. Actually, scratch that last one. If anything is going to drive you to drink, it’s hearing the phrase “Perfect spot for cocktails!” every time the beachfront bargain hunters walk onto a deck.