News: Bizzy Bone To Fight Marijuana, Alcohol Addiction On "Celebrity Rehab"
Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:22AM
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's ex-member Bizzy Bone is reportedly set to come clean on his marijuana and alcohol addiction by participating in the planned upcoming "Celebrity Rehab" television series.
According to reports, Bizzy is one of three other entertainers likely to appear on the reality show's next season.
TMZ has learned Celebrity Rehab is all set to add another star to its cast -- "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony" rapper Bizzy Bone. We're told Bizzy - real name Byron McCane -- wants to seek treatment for an addiction to marijuana and alcohol. As we've previously reported, the producers behind the VH1reality show starring Dr. Drew have been on a mission to lock down a cast -- and fast ... or else the show could be in danger. If the show survives -- Bizzy could join Tila Tequila and Jason Wahler inside the rehab facility. (TMZ)
Recently, incarcerated rapper DMX was denied an opportunity to leave an Arizona jail and appear on "Celebrity Rehab."
According to a rep for the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona, the judge rejected the rapper's petition for one reason -- he's already doing really well in the Arizona court-appointed substance abuse program, which ends early in July. After that, the judge says, DMX can pursue treatment at Dr. Drew's facility -- but by then, taping will already have begun for "Celeb Rehab" and X will have missed his chance. (Hip Hop Wired)
Bizzy has accused his former crew of kicking him out of their group in 2003 due to his addiction.
"When they put me out of the group, not only did they put me out, they said I was unreasonable, I couldn't be worked with, I was an alcoholic and a drug addict," Bizzy Bone told AllHipHop.com in 2004. "So therefore I couldn't do any business with anyone else, and everybody was scared to do business with me." (All Hip Hop)
The show's third season premiered in January and began its three-season run in 2008.
"Celebrity Rehab" is the first television series to chronicle the real life experiences of a group of celebrities as they make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol, and addiction treatment program. They each have the sincere desire to achieve rehabilitation and recovery. (VH1)
No further details on Bizzy's involvement or a confirmed season four have been announced.
Bizzy Bone previously appeared on "America's Most Wanted" to discuss his troubled childhood.