Tiger Woods Seeks Help Managing Prescription Medications

Following his DUI arrest on May 29, 2017, disgraced golfer Tiger Woods blamed his erratic driving and seemingly drunk behavior on "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."

It was later revealed that Woods told police he had mixed Vicodin, Xanax, and various other prescription drugs on the night of his arrest. 

Now, Woods has released a statement via Twitter regarding his intention to seek "professional help" with his meds. Here is Woods' statement in full:

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder. I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour."

In a phone interview with ESPN, Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, confirmed that his client is in treatment. "I'm not at liberty to say where he is, but he is receiving in-patient treatment," Steinberg said, adding, "Tiger has been dealing with so much pain physically. And that leads to insomnia and sleep issues. This has been going on for a long time." 

ESPN also reports that Woods has undergone four back surgeries in three years, starting on March 31, 2014. The most recent surgery was on April 19, 2017, just a little over a month prior to his DUI arrest

Woods is still awaiting arraignment for the DUI bust, but here's hoping he's able to get the help he needs in the meantime.