Michael Phelps Opens Up About His Rehab Plans

Michael Phelps is entering rehab. The Olympic gold medalist swimmer made the announcement on Sunday. In a series of tweets, Michael explained that he's seeking treatment in order "to better understand myself" and "make better decisions in the future." It's been less than a week since Michael, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore. According to authorities, Michael had been driving 84 miles per hour in a 45-miles-per-hour zone early Tuesday. He was charged with DUI, excessive speeding, and crossing double lane lines, and took to Twitter that same morning with an apology for his actions. The incident marks Michael's second DUI and first in a decade. Read his tweets about seeking treatment below:

The past few days have been extremely difficult.

— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) October 5, 2014

I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself.

— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) October 5, 2014

I'm going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.

— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) October 5, 2014

Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual,

— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) October 5, 2014

and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.

— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) October 5, 2014