Bizzy Bone Heads to Dr. Drew’s ‘Celebrity Rehab’
Fresh off of his reunion album with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, rapper Bizzy Bone is ready to face his demons. The platinum-selling emcee is the latest to join the VH1 reality show 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,' citing his addiction to marijuana and alcohol as his reason for enrolling in the program.
The show, which is entering its fourth season, already has Tila Tequila and Jason Wahler on board to cure their addiction to prescription pills and alcohol, respectively. They show has also reportedly offered Lindsay Lohan $1 million to face her problems on the show.
Bizzy Bone has a history of bizarre behavior as one-fifth of Bone Thugs, having appeared noticeably intoxicated during concert performances with the group and radio interviews. The rapper admitted to having a drinking problem after a drunken appearance on Houston's KPFT radio in 2005, later stating that his family attempted to have him committed to a rehabilitation clinic.
In spite of his problems, the quick-tongued emcee has remained relatively prolific, releasing an average of two to three albums per year since 2004. He recently teamed back up with Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone for 'Uni-5: The World's Enemy', the group's first release as a quintet since '02's 'Thug World Order'. The album debuted at 14 on the Billboard 200, selling 30,000 copies in its first week and 45,000 units to date.
Bizzy Bone was gearing up to release his fifteenth solo album 'Crossroads: 2010' on Sphinx City Records this summer, though its status is unknown in light of the recent circumstances.