The actor had already taken detoxification in 1997 to treat an addiction to prescription drugs, and in 2001 to fight against his alcoholism.
“I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery,” he said in a statement. “Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web.”
For now, it’s unclear if the shooting schedule of “Mr. Sunshine” will be disturbed by Perry’s absence.