The announcement that Jordan Peterson was going into rehab was met with some strong responses by many in the celebrity world.
Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and is known for being the author of 12 Rules for Life.
Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, posted a video on her channel describing his struggle to break his addiction to prescription medication including anti-anxiety medication, Clonazepam, also known as Klonopin, after his wife, Tammy Roberts, became ill.
The diet blogger said: “I’ve never seen my dad like this. He’s having a miserable time of it. It breaks my heart.”
Many people poured out their hearts to the family with kind messages in support. The list contained various prominent celebrities too, including Joe Rogan. Rogan recently chimed in on the situation and expressed his views on it.
According to Rogan, Peterson was smart to go that way, as this showed that he was wise enough to understand where his limits were in physical terms.
Rogan commented on the fact that many people saw Peterson as a strong man, and one that did not need external help — so it was good that he did not play into those thoughts and decided to take matters into his own hands.
On an episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan Experience, with guest comedian, Mark Normand, he said that: “It wise enough to understand his physical limitations. Peterson is one of those guys that you’re like, ‘Ah, he’s tough as a bull. He’ll be fine.’ But then, you know, everybody’s human.”
He added: “It’s the best time of your life. You were an embattled professor fighting against social justice warriors over some sort of crazy law that was gonna enforce 198,000 gender pronouns, and he was like, ‘Hey, this is crazy.” and then he becomes a national celebrity. As time has gone on, he saw all this coming… People are radicalizing, and a lot of it is about compliance.”
It is not known how long Peterson will need to spend in rehab, but it will likely be a while before he makes any public appearances at this point.
It looks like he still has the strong support of many of his followers though, so hopefully, he will be able to pull through the situation without any complications.
Meanwhile, there has been a lot of discussion about his situation on social media, with many of his fans sharing their own views on what is going on.
Most seem to agree with his decision to go into rehab, and the consensus right now appears to be that it will benefit him in multiple ways.