Tiger Woods says he is receiving 'professional help to manage' his pain medications

Tiger Woods released a statement on Twitter announcing that he is receiving "professional help" to deal with his pain medications, back pain, and sleep disorder.

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder. I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour."

A recent report by Radar Online stated that Woods had "secretly arranged" a 28-day stint in a rehab facility when faced with the threat of losing partial custody of his two children.

Woods was arrested in late May when he was found asleep in driver's seat of his car on the side of the road. "Fresh damage" was found on parts of the car.

Woods released a statement saying that alcohol was not involved and that he had "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications."

According to the report, Woods "was extremely slow to answer questions, had slurred and mumbled speech, and was slow to provide his DL, registration, and insurance." Woods, however, did register a 0.00 when he was given a Breathalyzer test.

Woods recently underwent his fourth back surgery in four years.

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