Leif Garrett Blames 'Celebrity Rehab' for His Relapse

Leif Garrett

The pop star who participated on the TV show claimed producers wanted a footage of him 'using' for dramatic effects.

Troubled 70's pop star Leif Garrett has prompted a war of words between himself and the producers of VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab" after accusing them of accelerating his 2010 drug relapse for dramatic effect.

The singer, who has been battling drug abuse for years, checked into the latest season of "Celebrity Rehab" in a bid to kick his habit, but in a new Los Angeles Times interview, Garrett claims producers encouraged him to relapse in a bid to boost ratings.

He says, "(The producers) asked to get some footage of me using, and I said, 'I haven't been using'. They said, 'We really have to get footage of you using.' Anyway, I was easily talked into showing them." Scott Acord, vice president of VH1 Communications, has denied Garrett's claim, stating, "The show's producers would never ask anyone to use... PERIOD."

Garrett, 49, filmed his segments for the reality show with actors Eric Roberts and Jeremy London. Since the show the "I Was Made for Dancin'" singer ' has pleaded no contest to a 2010 heroin possession charge and entered court-ordered rehab.

© AceShowbiz.com


    Truth Teller
    Jan 20, 2011

    Why are We so worried about celebrities that caused their own problems,when there are so many people that have lost their Homes and jobs?Wake up America!

    Jan 05, 2011

    What do you expect? Reality TV- they have to fake crap to get ratings.

    pink c
    Jan 05, 2011

    you have to be kidding me i blame celebrity rehab for my relapse excuse me don't you have a mind of your own that shows what kind of guy he really is blaming others but himself this loser is the biggest piece of garbage i ever seen.

    Jan 05, 2011

    Sounds just like an addict - blame everyone else for your behavior. To bad the courts have not thrown him in jail for a year or three. Maybe he would have to get sober then!

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