According to reports, his problem with pain meds started while he was shooting the physically-demanding 300 back in 2006. The issue worsened after Butler got injured during a surfing accident while filming his new movie Of Men and Mavericks.
Butler’s rep confirmed the story, saying, “Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health. We will not be making any further comment at this time.”
We wish Gerard the best!