Child star who played Eddie Munster in NJ rehab

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Eddie Munster, a character on the 1960s TV sitcom 'The Munsters.'

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Eddie Munster, a character on the 1960s TV sitcom "The Munsters."

Butch Patrick who played boy vampire Eddie Munster in the mid-60s sitcom 'The Munsters' and Donna McCall are seen during an interview with the Associated Press in West Chester, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Decades after McCall sent Patrick a fan letter the two met at a horror convention and Patrick left his homes in Los Angeles and Florida to be with McCall in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Butch Patrick who played boy vampire Eddie Munster in the mid-60s sitcom "The Munsters" and Donna McCall are seen during an interview with the Associated Press in West Chester, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Decades after McCall sent Patrick a fan letter the two met at a horror convention and Patrick left his homes in Los Angeles and Florida to be with McCall in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

— The actor who played Eddie Munster has gone into a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Butch Patrick's agent said Thursday that the 57-year-old former child star is in a private facility in New Jersey.

Agent Jodi Ritzen said Patrick is in rehab "to deal with a lifetime problem of substance abuse."

Patrick moved to the Philadelphia area after being contacted by a West Chester woman who was a fan of "The Munsters" back in the 1960s. She announced last week that they had split.

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