Michael Lohan has signed up for ‘Celebrity Rehab’ to receive treatment for anger management issues.
The father of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan - who was ordered to spend 90 days in rehab last year after failing a court-ordered drug test – will take part in the reality TV show, which is hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky and sees stars get help for their problems, which are usually drink or drug related.
However, sources close to Michael – who has battled addictions in the past – insist he is sober but is keen to get his temper under control.
One said: "Michael is absolutely 100% sober. He hasn't been using drugs or alcohol, but he is being treated for anger management issues. Michael has tremendous admiration for Dr. Drew, and was given this opportunity to better himself, and he took it. Michael wants to deal with his anger issues in a controlled environment.”
Michael also wanted to use the show to repair relations with his ex-wife Dina and become closer to Lindsay and their other three children, Ali, 17, Cody, 14, and 23-year-old Michael Jr.
The source added to RadarOnline.com: “He wants to be a positive role model for his children and he has a lot of unresolved feelings of anger towards Dina, and that needs to be dealt with.
“Producers of the show are hoping that Lindsay, Dina, and the other children would consider appearing on the show for family counselling, if they are comfortable in doing so. Dr. Drew wants to help heal this family and just get them sitting down in the same room, that would be the first step."
However, Lindsay – who could be returning to jail later this month after being accused of stealing a $2,5000 necklace – is said to be "shocked and upset" at Michael’s decision to take part as she’s worried he will embarrass the family.