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Josh Duggar Checks Himself Into Rehab After Revelations That He Cheated on His Wife

Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) -- Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab.

The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, according to his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar pose during the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center on February 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Their announcement Wednesday on the family's website did not specify the nature or duration of treatment, nor did it identify the facility. But the statement spoke of "a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."

"We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change," his parents said, adding they are "deeply grieved" by his actions, which have "brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

The couple also said Josh's wife, Anna, with whom he has four children, is receiving "counsel and help for her own heart and future."

Last week, the 27-year-old Duggar made an online apology, calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever" following reports that he had been a subscriber to the cheating website AshleyMadison.com, whose millions of customer records were recently hacked and made public.

Image source: AshleyMadison.com

His admission came weeks after he acknowledged in May having molested five underage girls as a teenager, including two of his sisters.

Those revelations led to the cancellation of "19 Kids and Counting," the hit TLC reality show on which he appeared with his 18 siblings and his parents in a portrait of wholesome, religious family life. The series ran from 2008 through its 10th-season conclusion in May.

In May, Duggar also resigned from the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group, where he had worked as a lobbyist.

Read the full Duggar statement:

We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear. Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.
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