Alex O'Loughlin to Take Absence from Hawaii Five-0 for Pain Med Treatment

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Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O'Loughlin will miss at least one episode of the CBS drama, his rep said today in a statement, explaining:

“Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0 to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury."

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Hawaii Five-0 will continue production - it is currently filming episode 20 - and is expected to complete all season two episodes, despite the uncertain status of its leading man. Said CBS Studios in response to the news

“We respect and support Alex’s decision. Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well, and we look forward to his return.”

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Inspite of everything Keno is the STAR.

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God bless u Alex!!! So glad your back!! We love and support u thru prayers and Good Tidings! Wishing u love health and happiness and great peace in your heart!!!

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Hey Bro - Sorry about what is going down, you can handle it, get back your mental and physical strenth. You play a Navy Seal, then suck it up and roll with it. Miss you on the series.
Veteran, US Navy.

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Blessings, health and strength Alex. You're an amazing,talented actor and obviously a VERY smart man to make this tough decision. Prescrition drugs can be a dangerous trap...sounds like you've made a really good decision and maybe it will encourage others to make this brave choice...

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I also hope he will be back soon. Why do Dr's continue to give this celebs addicting drugs? I don't take them and I have several painful medical issues for the rest of my life.

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I´m sure they´re going to give him the time he needs hence the pause on shooting they´re taking right now, Ipm beeting on bigger hiatus!!!
Cause without him on a critical sweeps like end of april/may and dancing with the stars helping Castle with the ratings, H5-0 will drop without him!
So I´m sure they´re going to wait for him so they can resume shooting!
He´ll be back for the crossover!!

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I fell in love with Alex when I saw him on Moonlighting and have followed him ever since. I too started to notice that as the current season went on he started to look very unhealthy, so different form his usual image. It saddens me to hear about his checking into Rehab. People who leave nasty comments clearly have never dealt with addition whether with a family member or themselves, it isn't always so simple to just "get over it and quit". It takes a brave person to admit their problem and go for treatment. I applaud Alex's bravery and it just makes me admire and love him all the more.

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Praying for Alex to have a speedy recovery. What a shame that he finally gets on a show that shoots him to the top so that everyone can see what an awesome actor he is. Let's hope that the public is patient and allows him to heal properly. H50 won't be the same without him even though the entire cast is very talented. The positive side to this is that this will give each of them an opportunity to be the "lead actor" while he's gone.

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Thoughts and prayers out to Alex. I hope we see you back soon, we will miss you.

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Take care Alex, I am glad you are taking this step to get well. Look forward to seeing you soon.