Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was “actually excessive” throughout a few of the largest moments of his profession, together with his short-lived stint on Dancing With the Stars in 2010.
When competing on the present, Sorrentino, 41, discovered a drug vendor from his native New Jersey who would ship FedEx packages of drugs hidden in pens to Sorrentino in Los Angeles.
“I wanted these drugs for DWTS,” Sorrentino wrote in his memoir, Reality Check: Making the Best of The Situation — How I Overcame Addiction, Loss, and Prison, which was launched on Tuesday, December 19. “That was one of many hardest exhibits I’ve ever completed. I practiced eight hours a day, popping six Perc [30-milligram pills] each few hours.”
“I functioned on six to eight 30-milligram Oxycodone, just about always,” he advised Us whereas selling the memoir, revealing that his tolerance obtained so excessive he was taking “virtually 90 Percocets a day.”
Sorrentino went on to say that he was “pushing the envelope and the bounds” in all aspects of his life.
“I had an obsessive persona and all the things I did was zero or 100,” he defined to Us. “And when you get into that lifetime of extra, whether or not it’s medicine, ladies, cash, success, lots of people don’t make it out.”
Sorrentino additionally found out how one can “smuggle in medicine” whereas filming Jersey Shore, admitting he handled “each season like Mission Impossible.”
“I used to be leaping out of shifting vehicles, smuggling medicine into totally different international locations inside my footwear, taking aside fats burners and reconstituting it with medicine to smuggle it into seasons in Miami,” he recalled, including that he wasn’t that refined about it. “There [were] many talks with government producers and the homeowners of the present, they usually desperately tried to assist me, and the entire time I used to be in denial.”
The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star recalled his all-time low second — doing heroin — and the way his mother saved him.
“I had the medicine in my arms. I did the primary key bump and I used to be like, ‘I sort of don’t prefer it.’ But then slightly satan on my shoulder was like, ‘Why don’t you attempt slightly bit extra? Maybe you’ll prefer it then,’” he shared, explaining that he “by no means thought” heroin was one thing he would attempt. “And as I used to be about to attempt it for a second time, I might have OD’d proper then and there, my telephone rang and it was my mother.”
While he’s skilled ups and downs in his life, Sorrentino mentioned he obtained “a tremendous story” out of his previous struggles.
“That was the check and the testimony,” Sorrentino advised Us. “I’m glad and grateful [to be] right here to inform it, and I actually assume that God saved my life to ensure that me to share this mild.”