On Monday, Tiger Woods took to Twitter to announce that he would be seeking professional help after his highly publicized DUI arrest in May.
“I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” Woods said, explaining his problem with prescription drugs that is driving him to professional help. “I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour.”
On May 29, Woods was arrested for a DUI when he was found asleep at the wheel of his car, which was parked on the side of the road. He was incoherent and struggled to get through a breathalyzer test, but no alcohol was found by the test.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” Woods wrote the day after spending the night in jail. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly.”
Woods has previously sought professional help when in 2009 he sought treatment for a sex addiction when it was discovered that he had been carrying on in several extramarital affairs.