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Trace Adkins enters rehab after punching Trace Adkins impersonator on cruise

by Carolyn Menyes   Jan 16, 2014 11:59 AM EST

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Country star Trace Adkins has entered rehab for issues dealing with alcohol abuse, according to his publicist and The New York Daily News.

Yesterday (Jan. 15), TMZ reported that the "You're Gonna Miss This" singer got into a fist fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator while on a country music cruise headed to Jamaica. Adkins, who has previously been sober for 12 years, fell off the wagon and drunkenly brawled with a fan performing karaoke to one of his songs.

When the ship docked in Jamaica, Adkins left the cruise and is now heading to rehab for a second time. He previously sought treatment in December 2002.

"Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism. As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family's privacy will be respected," his representative said in a statement.

Before leaving to enter rehab, Adkins was the headlining act on the Country Cruising Cruise, alongside acts such as Wynonna & The Big Noise, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar and more.

The seven-day vacation aboard the Norwegian Pearl still has two port-of-calls and three days remaining.

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