Hawaii 5-0’s Alex O’Loughlin Enters Treatment for Prescription Drug Issue

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Hawaii 5-0 actor Alex O'Loughlin is on the mend.

The Australian actor who currently appears on CBS's primetime hit as Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett has decided to seek treatment to help manage his recovery from a recent shoulder injury.

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"Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0 to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to [his injury]," O'Loughlin's rep confirmed to Us Weekly Friday.

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Though the series has currently shot 19 episodes to date, O'Loughlin will miss work on at least one episode during his recovery.

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"We respect and support Alex's decision," O'Loughlin's production colleagues tell Us in a statement. "Everyone at CBS Television Studios and Hawaii Five-0 wishes him well and we look forward to his return."

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