David Duchovny has checked into rehab to undergo treatment for sex addiction, E! News has confirmed.
“I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction,” Duchovny said in a statement released Thursday by his attorney, Stanton “Larry” Stein. “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”
The 48-year-old X-Files star—who, ironically, won a Golden Globe this year for playing an over-sexed struggling writer on Showtime’s Californication—has been married to Téa Leoni since May 1997. They have two children together, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd Miller, 6.
“All of us at Showtime wish David and his family the best during this very private time,” Richard Licata, the network’s executive VP of Corporate Communications, said in a statement to E! News.
The second season of Californication, premiering Sept. 28, finished shooting late last month and 12 episodes are ready to go.
Though it may have been awhile, this isn’t the first time Duchovny’s sex life has turned into a talking point.