Tiger Woods To Receive Professional Treatment Following Upsetting DUI Arrest
Tiger Woods is on the road to recovery.
On Monday night, nearly one month after picking up a DUI, Woods revealed via Twitter that he will be receiving professional treatment to “help manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and sleep disorder.”
He added, “I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour.”
Woods blamed his DUI last month on prescription medications, not alcohol. The professional golfer had fallen asleep behind the wheel of his car in Jupiter, Florida, when he was found by officials. After failing a number of field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody.
“I understand the severity of what I did and take full responsibility for my actions,” he said in a statement following the arrest. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
He added, “I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself, too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.”