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Rip Torn to enter rehab after arrest?

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Rip Torn to enter rehab after arrest?

Rex Features

Lawyers for Rip Torn have confirmed that the star is to check into a rehab facility.

According to The AP, the actor was so intoxicated when he broke into a bank over the weekend that he thought he was at home and began taking off his boots.

The actor did not enter a plea and has been released on $100,000 (£63,000) bond. He is expected to enter a New York rehab centre on Tuesday. It will be his second stint after a drink driving conviction in 2006.

"The history here is clear that there's an alcohol issue that needs to be addressed," his attorney A. Thomas Waterfall told the court.

Court records reveal that Torn was disoriented, reeked of alcohol and repeatedly asked state police troopers why they were taking him out of his home.

"Obviously, he wasn't there intending to commit a crime, in my estimation," Waterfall said.

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