Ireland Baldwin has checked into rehab saying she is suffering from deep “emotional trauma.”
The 19-year-old model daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger on Monday night wrote on Twitter that she has gone into Malibu’s Soba Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center that helps deal with the underlying psychological causes of addiction.
She wrote on Twitter, “I checked myself into Soba for two weeks to just get away for a little bit. I’m not much [of] a party cat but I am here deal with..some emotional trauma and getting the intensive therapy I needed in order to recover. Someday I’ll feel ready to share my story… openly without feeling the way I do. Right now I just needed a breather. I needed a chance to work on myself and gather all the tools.”
She added, “I need to overcome everything that I had been through and rid myself of all the pain I locked away in unreachable places.”
Baldwin went public with her treatment after RadarOnline.com reported her mother had checked her in for substance abuse on Thursday, “after partying non-stop.” This also prompted Baldwin to tweet, “Apparently I’m in rehab for intensive partying soooo I’m just going to lay pretty low for a bit and maybe get some frozen yogurt.” And, “‘Intensive partying’ haha.”
A source close to Baldwin said, “Ireland has voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility. She has the full support of her family and friends. This is not drug related, it has been a stressful time for her lately and she hopes this treatment will give her the tools she needs to move forward.”
Her parents went through a nasty public split when she was a young teen and Alec infamously called her a “rude, thoughtless little pig” in a voicemail that he claimed was released by Basinger when Ireland was 11.
Alec apologized, saying he was distraught over the leak and revealed he had thoughts about killing himself. “I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me … If I committed suicide, [Kim Basinger’s side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal.”
Ireland, who remains close to her father and his new wife Hilaria Baldwin, later told Page Six Magazine that “The only problem with that voice mail was that people made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was … He’s said stuff like that before just because he’s frustrated.”
Reps for Ireland and her parents didn’t immediately get back to The Post.