Robin Williams fighting against alcoholism

Robin Williams fighting against alcoholism
Robin Williams fighting against alcoholism

Robin Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism, publicist Mara Buxbaum said Wednesday. The 55-year-old comedian had been sober for 20 years, Buxbaum said.

Williams "found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family," she said in a statement. "He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases."

Williams stars in "Man of the Year," due in October, and voices an animated penguin in "Happy Feet," slated for release in November, the AP reports.