The Hairspray and Rock of Ages director's representative issued a statement to confirm that he will undergo treatment for undisclosed reasons.
A statement read: "Adam Shankman is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation centre. His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery."
Shortly before seeking treatment, Shankman worked as an executive producer and director of TrevorLive, an event held by suicide prevention organisation The Trevor Project in Los Angeles.
He also posted photos online and posed with the evening's honouree Jane Lynch, and her fellow Glee stars Darren Criss and Adam Lambert.
Adam Shankman is also known for his work as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, while he has directed a number of films including The Wedding Planner and A Walk To Remember.
He has also helmed episodes of Glee and Modern Family among others.
Watch Adam Shankman discuss Rock of Ages with Digital Spy below: