Rehab for "Eddie Munster" Ex-Child Star Butch Patrick

Actor played Eddie Munster in the 1960s

By Greg Wilson
|  Thursday, Nov 11, 2010  |  Updated 12:45 PM EDT
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Eddie Munster's in rehab.

Butch Patrick, who played the kid vampire on the 1960s show "The Munsters," is in a New Jersey drug and alcohol rehab facility, his agent confirmed to The Associated Press.

The 57-year-old actor is there "to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse," said his agent Jodi Ritzen.

Patrick moved to the Philadelphia area earlier this year after being contacted by a West Chester woman named Donna McCall, a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader who had a crush on Patrick from her childhood.

In May, the two arranged to meet for the first time at a vampire convention, "Dracula Con II," in Philadelphia.

The two hit it off, and got engaged in July.

"I met him for the first time," McCall told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, "but I feel like I've known him forever."

McCall announced last week that they had split.

Selected Reading: The Associated Press, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, IMDb.

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