Did The Situation almost die? That’s what a lot of fans have been asking, and Wetpaint Entertainment has the answer!

First the good news: The Situation’s didn’t have a near-death experience. Now, the bad news: This rumors stems from The Sitch hitting rock bottom while battling a painkiller addiction last year.

According to The Situation, he said she got a wake-up call about his addiction problem when he was watching a Brittany Murphy movie while under the influence of Oxycodone.

"All of a sudden, I was like, 'Wait, didn't she die on prescription painkillers? That could be me,'" Mike explained. "Am I going to be that guy that was so awesome on the Jersey Shore and then? that's it?"

Brittany Murphy famously died at the young age of 32, but it wasn’t for painkillers. The star died of pneumonia and complications from taking a mixture of many different over-the-counter medications for a cold.

Although The Situation says Brittany influenced his decision to sober up, he never mentioned if he almost died or had any overdose issues with painkillers.

However, we’re glad that The Situation found a reason to beat his pill addiction and get on the straight and narrow. We want to have The Sitch around for many more years!

Jersey Shore Season 6 will premiere on Thursday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: InTouch Weekly

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