Report: Former Olympian Ian Thorpe checks into rehab

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Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe entered a rehab facility for depression and alcohol abuse. (Matt King/Getty)


Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has checked into a rehab facility in Sydney to battle depression and alcohol abuse, according to Australian reports.

Thorpe reportedly was hospitalized last week after a fall in his home. He remains in the care of medical professionals. In his autobiography This Is Me, released last year, Thorpe wrote that he'd spent much of his life battling "crippling" depression.