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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, Butch Patrick, who played boy vampire Eddie Munster in the mid-60s sitcom "The Munsters" is shown in West Chester, Pa. Patrick's agent said Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, Butch Patrick, who played boy vampire Eddie Munster in the mid-60s sitcom "The Munsters" is shown in West Chester, Pa. Patrick's agent said Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former child star who played boy werewolf Eddie Munster on TV has entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Butch Patrick's agent said Thursday that the 57-year-old is in a private facility in New Jersey.

Agent Jodi Ritzen says Patrick is in rehab "to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse." Ritzen wouldn't disclose the name of the facility where he's being treated.

Patrick moved to the Philadelphia area earlier this year after being contacted by a West Chester woman who was a fan of "The Munsters" back in the 1960s. She announced last week that they had split.

 

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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