U.S. television journalist Elizabeth Vargas out of rehab

NEW YORK Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:41am EST

Elizabeth Vargas (L) and Bob Woodruff, co-hosts of ABC's ''World News Tonight'', participate in a Q&A session with reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California January 21, 2006. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello

Elizabeth Vargas (L) and Bob Woodruff, co-hosts of ABC's ''World News Tonight'', participate in a Q&A session with reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California January 21, 2006.

Credit: Reuters/Chris Pizzello

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television journalist Elizabeth Vargas, a co-anchor on the ABC news show "20/20," said on Wednesday she was out of rehab and doing well after receiving treatment for alcohol abuse.

"Hello everyone! I am home, and so grateful for all your support and well wishes," she tweeted. "I am so much better and taking it one day at a time."

Earlier this month Vargas, 51, said in a statement she was in treatment and was dealing with addiction after realizing she was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol.

When Vargas, who previously co-anchored the ABC news show "World News Tonight," entered rehab the network said it supported her and was looking forward to having her back.

Vargas is married to "Walking in Memphis" singer/songwriter Marc Cohn.

(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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Comments (2)
Mylena wrote:
Alcoholism is a sickness. Give her the opportunity to drink, and you will see how rehab she is right now.

Nov 20, 2013 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:
The failed lives of mainstream media employees who think they are “celebrities” is NOT news. The media thinks they are so important and vital, yet all they do is report half-truths and outright lies. Someone buy Vargas a drink please.

Nov 20, 2013 2:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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