After a controversial trip to North Korea, Dennis Rodman has checked himself into rehab.

An agent for the 52-year-old basketball player said Rodman's drinking escalated during his visit to communist dictator Kim Jong Un.

Rodman earlier blamed drinking for his highly publicized outburst during an interview with CNN, regarding questions surrounding the imprisonment of American Kenneth Bae in North Korea.

Rodman is scheduled to stay at the unnamed East Coast treatment facility for one month.