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Ricky Hatton has been admitted to rehab following a report in the News of the World alleging that Hatton used "industrial quantities" of cocaine on a night out in Manchester.
The boxer has been suffering from severe depression for "several weeks", according to his publicist Max Clifford.
The former world champion spent several hours speaking to specialists about his condition.
Clifford explained that Hatton's state of mind has been a cause of concern for some time, and that drug use is only the most recent manifestation of a much bigger problem.
"His father has already been talking to the specialists over the last few weeks," Clifford said.
"He and others have been increasingly concerned about his depression and his drinking.
"He met with the specialist today for four, five, six hours and he was told that his depression is severe depression and that he has a drink problem. The drugs are quite recent and not actually the problem when we're talking about degrees."
It is not known how much time Hatton will spend in rehab or even if he would spend the night at the facility, as his treatment plan was worked out around other commitments.