Michael Le Vell completes rehab
Michael Le Vell has left rehab after completing his three-week stint for alcoholism following his drug confession last year
Michael Le Vell has checked out of rehab.
The 'Coronation Street' star left The Priory clinic near Hale in Greater Manchester yesterday (20.04.14) after completing his three-week stint for alcoholism.
He is believed to have told friends: "I am winning my battle with the booze."
However, the 49-year-old actor has reportedly decided not to reprise his role as mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap for the time being as he wants to spend quality time with his girlfriend Louise Gibbons.
A source told The Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Mike is in a much stronger place. Being in rehab has made him reassess his life.
"He is already fitter and mentally stronger after seeking the extra support. The past few weeks have really helped but he knows he still has a long road ahead of him.
"He's taking his recovery day-by-day and now he's out he knows he needs to be more determined than ever."
Michael sought professional help after he admitted he had turned to cocaine in the run up to his child abuse trial in September, for which he was cleared of all charges.
The star rejoined 'Coronation Street' earlier this year, before being written out again to complete his treatment.