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Matthew Newton Returns to Rehab, Scrapping 'X Factor' Hosting Gig

August 23, 2010 (7:43 am) GMT
Just three months after he was discharged from a treatment facility, Matthew Newton goes back to rehab and pulled out of his hosting gig at the Australian version of 'The X Factor'.

Australian actor Matthew Newton has gone back into rehab - just three months after he was discharged from a treatment facility. The "Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities" star checked into a private hospital in Melbourne in April after he was accused of trashing a hotel room in the city where he was staying with his girlfriend, "" actress .

He left the center earlier this summer and subsequently opened up about his alcohol issues, describing himself as a "work in progress". The star was due to begin hosting the Australian version of singing contest "" but he's pulled out to focus on his ongoing health issues.

A statement from bosses at Australia's Seven network reads: "Matthew had a strong commitment to the program - he has tried his utmost to make it work. He has the support of his family and close circle of friends as he works his way back to full health."

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