David Arquette enters rehab after split with Courteney Cox

US magazine cites actors issues with alcohol and depression

David Arquette has entered a rehab program for alcohol issues and depression.

People Magazine reports that Arquette has recently experienced trouble dealing with his separation from actress Courteney Cox.

The former couple, who both star in the forthcoming Scream 4 horror sequel, have remained friendly since their split in October. Cox told People: “I really admire David and his choice to take charge and better his life. I love and support him.”

The pair married in 1999, and have a six year-old daughter called Coco together.

The magazine’s story follows weeks of public confessions about Arquette‘s separation from Cox. He made several revelations on Howard Stern‘s US radio show in the weeks before entering rehab.

“I definitely am having a nervous breakdown,” he said.

The actor later clarified that he believed his problems were more akin to a mid-life crisis than a nervous breakdown.