Rodman checks into alcohol rehab
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman, facing a backlash for a series of visits to North Korea, checked himself into an alcohol-rehab facility, US media said Saturday.
Rodman entered the undisclosed rehab centre on Wednesday and it is not clear how long he intends to remain there, CNN said.
The 52-year-old apologized earlier this month upon his return from his latest visit to secretive North Korea for saying a fellow American imprisoned there may have caused his own fate. Rodman blamed alcohol for his comments.
Rodman took a team of former National Basketball Association players to North Korea for his most recent visit and sang "Happy Birthday" to leader Kim Jong-Un inside a packed sports arena.
The former NBA star was widely criticized for refusing to bring up human rights abuses or the plight of detained US missionary Kenneth Bae during his latest week-long visit.