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Sean Young Enters Rehab

A rep confirms that the 48-year-old actress is receiving treatment for alcohol abuse following an outburst at Saturday's DGA Awards

SEAN YOUNG The actress checked into rehab on Tuesday after having to be escorted out of the DGA Awards over the weekend
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SEAN YOUNG The actress checked into rehab on Tuesday after having to be escorted out of the DGA Awards over the weekend

(FROM AP) - Sean Young, 48, has voluntarily entered rehab for alcohol abuse, according to a rep. The announcement comes on the heels of an outburst at Saturday night's Directors Guild Awards, which caused the actress to be escorted out of the event. ''Sean Young voluntarily admitted herself yesterday to a rehabilitation center for treatment related to alcoholism,'' a statement from Insignia PR said Tuesday. ''It is understood that Young has struggled against the disease for many years.''

At Saturday's DGA awards, Young was heard throughout the ballroom heckling director Julian Schnabel during his speech as a nominee for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. When Schnabel realized that it was Young heckling him, he suggested that she ''have another cocktail.'' The actress was subsequently removed from the venue.

Young became famous in the 1980s for movies like Stripes, Blade Runner, and No Way Out. But in recent years she's been better known for bizarre behavior, including dressing up in a homemade cat suit in an attempt to land the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns and trying to crash Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 2006. (AP)

Originally posted Jan 29, 2008
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