Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (Twitter)

LOS ANGELES -- "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has confirmed that he is in a drug rehab program.

In a statement on his official website, Sorrentino said he is seeking treatment "to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion."

He used his Twitter account to distribute his new statement, which was titled "The Situation Wants to Set The Record Straight."

"I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion," he said.

"I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys."

"Jersey Shore" ended its fifth season this month, but MTV has renewed the show for a sixth year.