Brigitte Nielsen in Rehab

Sylvester Stallone‘s statuesque ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen has checked into rehab in North Hollywood following a family intervention.

New husband Mattia Dessi was among those who begged the Danish model/actress to seek help for alcoholism, according to the National Enquirer.

Nielsen reluctantly checked into the Cri-Help facility on July 9.

Insiders tell the publication Nielsen has been fighting a serious alcohol problem for years. She appeared drunk on reality TV show The Surreal Life in 2005.

A source says, “It took an ultimatum from her family to get through to Brigitte–either she gets help or she loses her loved ones’ support.”

Nielsen‘s manager, Ryan Glasglow, confirms the actress is in rehab, stating, “Brigitte‘s getting the help she needs and has a positive attitude about her recovery.”

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by WENN

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