Report: John Mulaney Checks into Rehab for Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse, Comedy’s Golden Boy Succumbed to Pandemic Limitations
Charming and sort of brilliant comic John Mulaney has checked himself into rehab.
New York Post’s Page Six reports that Mulaney has gone into rehab in Pennsylvania for cocaine and alcohol abuse. Sober at age 23 after hard partying, Mulaney is now 38. This year he’s hosted “Saturday Night Live” twice. He recently appeared on Seth Meyers’ late night talk show, where they announced — oddly enough– that he’d joined the writing staff.
“During quarantine, I was like, ‘Why am I going totally crazy and why am I suddenly telling my own wife my accomplishments?’” Mulaney said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” while describing how a lack of routine can negatively affect a person’s well-being. “I really needed a job.”
Mulaney not only has a solo career but a thriving comedy teaming with Nick Kroll. They starred together on Broadway in “Oh Hello,” and have a podcast based on the show.
Not being able to perform live, and being stuck inside, isn’t easy for anyone has taken its toll on so many people.
“One, I like having a boss and having assignments to do,” he added to Kimmel. “When I’m in charge of something, not so much the best thing.”
He said his psychiatrist agreed with the move.
“She said to me, ‘Without external structure, I don’t have any confidence in you thriving’ … and she would know, because I told her everything in my brain,” he said.
So we’re sending the best wishes to Mulaney and his family.