Josh Brolin has checked into a rehab facility in Northern California for help with alcohol abuse, according to Us Weekly.

"He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety," an insider told the magazine.

The news isn't so surprising. Brolin has a reputation as a drinker and was allegedly caught on tape earlier this month getting into a drunken fight with an unknown male at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica. TMZ reported the incident occurred near the front entrance of the bar after it closed at 2 a.m. When the fight ended, Brolin shared a hug with the man.

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That same weekend, Brolin was also caught on camera getting into a verbal altercation with a cabdriver at a Los Angeles Del Taco drive-thru.

Josh Brolin during a 2007 interview in San  Francisco.
Josh Brolin during a 2007 interview in San Francisco. (Gregory Urquiaga/Contra Costa Times)

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On Nov. 4, Brolin told TMZ that he was done with drinking. When asked if he regretted the incidents from the previous weekend, the actor said, "Absolutely, it won't be happening again."

"Are you going to be laying off the booze a bit?" TMZ asked. "That's it," Brolin said. "Completely done."

Brolin and estranged wife, actress Diane Lane, are in the middle of divorcing after eight years of marriage.

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