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Brigitte Nielsen in Rehab

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Jul 19, 2007 | 3:22am EDT

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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