Adkins checks into rehab after cruise altercation
Friday, January 17, 2014
– Trace Adkins is in rehab for a relapse with alcohol.
The news followed an altercation occurred between Adkins and an impersonator of him on a cruise ship headed to Jamaica earlier this week. No punches were thrown.
"Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism," Adkins' rep said to CNN.. "As he faces these issues head on, we ask that his family's privacy will be respected."
Other performers on "Country Cruising" include Wynonna, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McCoy, Lonestar and Love & Theft. The cruise started Jan. 12 and concludes Jan. 19 in the Carribean.
Love & Theft's Stephen Barker Liles told radio station KNCI, ""You know, there's only so much you can take when someone's pretending to be you," Liles told KNCI. "(Eventually) you're like, 'Ok bro', I've been doing this for 20 years, you've been following me around...and now you're going to come on this small cruise ship and come on."
Liles said the impersonator also was signing autographs as Adkins.
Adkins had been sober for about a dozen years.
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