Puerto Rican “merenguero” Elvis Crespo has admitted to alcohol abuse after he visited the Leonardo Valentin Tirado hospital in Guaynabo Puerto Rico Thursday night. Crespo has made headlines recently for an altercation with manager of Made In Puerto Rico restaurant Alexander de Jesús who ended up beating up the singer. The fight resulted in 41-year-old Crespo defecating on himself.
This incident occurred after the “Suavemente” star was at a casino where he got drunk and started harassing a female employee which got him kicked out.
Crespo apologized to the public and told reporters “What happened on Monday morning was definitely unfortunate and embarrassing. I was wrong and I apologize to my family, to my fans. I admit that I have a problem with alcohol, and that I have to work on it. I’m already seeking rehabilitation. I wish I could rewind, these are things that happen. God has a purpose for this and I’ll do what’s necessary to move forward. Life consists of things like this.”
The singer’s representative Helga García told reporters that rehabilitation would be sought abroad.
“Elvis’ decision [to accept his addiction] was brave and the right thing to do,” García said. “We are very proud and satisfied with that.”
We hope Elvis gets the help that he needs.