Michael Phelps announced via Twitter on Sunday that he will be seeking substance abuse counseling after he was arrested this week for his second DUI.

The world’s most decorated Olympian of all-time made his announcement on his personal Twitter account. His “time away” comment has quickly led many publications to defer that he will be entering an undisclosed rehab facility.

In taking ownership of his bad decisions, Phelps writes, “I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.”

Phelps told his millions of fans that he needs some time to focus on himself and learn from his mistakes. Along with his two DUI arrests, Phelps was caught smoking marijuana in 2004.

Michael Phelps’ most recent DUI occurred in Baltimore when he was stopped for speeding through a tunnel at nearly double the speed limit. Phelps’ BAC was also registered at nearly twice the legal limit.  His first DUI arrest occurred in 2004, when he was only 19-years-old.

Michael Phelps recently came out of retirement in an attempt to compete for Team USA at the 2016 summer olympics. He currently holds ownership of 18 Olympics medals, the most in the sporting events long and storied history.

The swimmer has already served a three month suspension for his past problems — although we don’t know if he will face further charges for his actions this time around.

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