Josh Duggar has checked into rehab: "A long journey toward wholeness and recovery"

Jim Bob and Michelle announced Josh's decision to check into a long-term treatment center on their family blog

By Colin Gorenstein

Published August 26, 2015 6:17PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Brian Frank)
(Reuters/Brian Frank)

Josh Duggar, the disgraced star of "19 Kids and Counting," has checked into rehab, a statement posted to the official "Duggar Family" blog confirms.

This news comes just weeks after a massive Ashley Madison data dump unearthed his past infidelity and led to the confession that he'd long-struggled with a "secret" pornography addiction.

"As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote on their blog. "His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

Jim Bob and Michelle explained that the move to check their 27-year-old into a long-term treatment center would be "a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."

You can read the full statement here.

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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