Rehab for "Eddie Munster" Ex-Child Star Butch Patrick

Actor played Eddie Munster in the 1960s

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    Eddie Munster's in rehab.

    Butch Patrick, who played the kid vampire on the 1960s show "The Munsters," is in a New Jersey drug and alcohol rehab facility, his agent confirmed to The Associated Press.

    The 57-year-old actor is there "to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse," said his agent Jodi Ritzen.

    Patrick moved to the Philadelphia area earlier this year after being contacted by a West Chester woman named Donna McCall, a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader who had a crush on Patrick from her childhood.

    In May, the two arranged to meet for the first time at a vampire convention, "Dracula Con II," in Philadelphia.

    The two hit it off, and got engaged in July.

    "I met him for the first time," McCall told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, "but I feel like I've known him forever."

    McCall announced last week that they had split.

    Selected Reading: The Associated Press, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, IMDb.