updated 06/21/2010 AT 11:45 AM ET
•originally published 06/21/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
Following his second alcohol-related arrest, actor Chris Klein has voluntarily checked himself into rehab.
“After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years. He understands now that he can not beat this disease alone,” his rep Jaime Primak tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “He thanks everyone for their support as he takes all the necessary steps to deal with his addiction and asks for privacy while doing so.”