On Monday, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s 19-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin took to Twitter to share that she had checked into Malibu's Soba Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, for a two-week stay to "deal with some emotional trauma."
Baldwin, a model who has used Twitter in the past to call out news publications for attacking her family, isn’t the first celebrity to use the micro-blogging site to connect directly with fans while dealing with personal struggles. Here are seven more public figures who have written tweets during their stints in rehab.
The talented and troubled pop star Ke$ha reached out to fans on Twitter while in rehab for an eating disorder: "hey It's Kesha from treatment. I just wanted to say that this is really hard and necessary work. I'm grateful for all the love and support," she tweeted.
2. Lindsay Lohan
This Disney alum’s personal crises have been on display for public consumption since her teens. In 2013, the 28-year-old actress, model and singer checked into rehab and tweeted from inside The Betty Ford Center to share lyrics from “Over The Rainbow,” a link to the song on iTunes and little else.
3. Oscar de La Hoya
The boxing champ is no stranger to rehab centers; he has struggled with alcoholism and also acknowledged past drug use. Back in 2011, while receiving treatment in rehab, De La Hoya tweeted inspirational messages such as "Today I healed my pain so I can heal yours tomorrow," he wrote on May 19 of that year. "Live today like you lived yesterday...Alive!" The record-breaker also made time to retweet a message from a fan who wrote that Tres Generaciones -- a company for which De La Hoya is the ambassador -- is the best tequila.
4. A.J. McLean
In 2011, the Backstreet Boy checked himself into a rehab center and addressed his substance abuse problem on Twitter: “This is gonna be an amazing year for me and all around me! I love u all and appreciate all the love and support. See u on the other side!” The Backstreet Boys are currently on an international tour.
5. Michael Phelps
The Olympic gold medalist was arrested for his second DUI last year and took to Twitter to reveal what his spokesperson confirmed — that he had checked himself into a six-week, in-patient program for alcohol addiction. Phelps tweeted in October of 2014, “Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.”
Mad Men star Jon Hamm recently broke his silence on his rehab stint. Watch his interview with ET below to hear what he had to say.