Sorrentino took to Twitter to shoot down the reports. "Don't believe everything you read and hear," he wrote.
"Michael Sorrentino has spent the past several weeks at an undisclosed location for much needed rest and recuperation after his extensive production and appearance schedule," his rep tells Hollywood.com.
But don't worry, Sitch's lethargic status shouldn't put a wrench in the plans for MTV, who confirmed on March 19 that the ultra-tan house mates Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Cortese and Pauly DelVecchio would all officially be back for a sixth season
Sitch sounds like he's more than ready to get back to the grind. "Getting in amazing shape for season 6," he shared.