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Andy Dick’s Relapse: It’s Not Because of Dancing with the Stars, Says Jennifer Gimenez — Exclusive

Our hearts sank when we read the news that Andy Dick had had a relapse in sobriety. According to the New York Post, he has been spotted highly inebriated and seemingly out of control on both the East and West Coast in recent days. Andy has been open about his lifelong struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

But contrary to what’s being reported, Andy didn’t fall off the wagon over his loss on Dancing with the Stars. His good friend, Jennifer Gimenez, spoke exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment to set the record straight.

“He didn’t relapse because of Dancing With the Stars,” Jennifer confirms. “He relapsed because he suffers from the disease of alcoholism.”

She adds that only Andy can decide when he’s had enough…and when he’ll be ready for treatment. Says Jennifer: “When he’s ready to get to help, he knows we’re all here for him.”

She adds: “I love him very much.”

We wish Andy the best and hope he gets the treatment he needs.

Are you on #TeamAndy? Hit the comments with your love and support. Below, watch Andy and his DWTS partner Sharna Burgess open up about his ballroom breakdown.

07.25.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Beth Sobol
Related: Dancing With The Stars, TV Stars, Wetpaint Exclusives, Andy Dick

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