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    Dennis Rodman Checks Into Rehab After North Korea Trip

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    Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab.

    The former NBA baller entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism recently, his rep, Darren Prince, confirmed Sunday, according to People.

    News of Rodman's decision to seek treatment comes after he flipped out on CNN's Chris Cuomo during his trip to North Korea earlier this month.

    When the journalist pressed Rodman about Kenneth Bae—an American imprisoned in Pyongyang for allegedly plotting to overthrow the North Korean government—the athlete went on the defensive…and went totally off.

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    "The thing about politics," an annoyed Rodman said, "Kenneth Bae did one thing...if you understand what Kenneth Bae did, do you understand what he did?"

    "What did he do? Tell me," Cuomo pressed.

    After a bit of back-and-forth banter, Rodman exploded, shouting, "I don't give a rat's ass what the hell you think!"

    Days later, he apologized for his remarks, saying he had been drinking and was stressed out because of an exhibition game he organized there, according to the mag.

    At the beginning of that game, Rodman also sang "Happy Birthday" to North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.

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    "I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae's family," Rodman said in a statement following the incident. "I want to apologize to my teammates and my management team. I also want to apologize to Chris Cuomo."

    Rodman's rep called the event a "nightmare," saying, "Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination 'super human' political figure and 'fixer' got the better of him."

    "He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused."

    According to TMZ, Rodman's rehab facility is in New Jersey and he'll be there for 30 days.

    Rodman previously appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew's season three in 2009 for his issues with alcohol addiction, after checking into a rehab facility in Florida in 2008.

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