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’20/20′ anchor Elizabeth Vargas enters rehab

’20/20′ anchor Elizabeth Vargas enters rehab

ELIZABETH VARGAS: The newswoman enters rehab. Photo: Associated Press

U.S. newswoman Elizabeth Vargas has entered a rehab facility to battle alcoholism.

The former “World News Tonight” presenter-turned “20/20” co-anchor checked into treatment at the end of last month, according to the New York Daily News.

A statement from the revered TV personality reads: “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And I feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming… Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time.”

Vargas, who is married to singer/songwriter Marc Cohn, will return to Friday night news show “20/20” when she has completed her time in rehab.

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