Isaiah Washington entered a residential treatment facility Wednesday morning ABC has confirmed following reports by two media companies that he had entered a program to deal with anger management and homophobia.
"We applaud and encourage Isaiah's realization that he needs help and his subsequent choice to seek immediate treatment for his behavioral issues," said Grey's Anatomy executive producer Shonda Rhimes in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
Washington is reportedly trying to do "whatever it takes" to keep his starring role on the hit TV series.
Monday Washington met with representatives of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. (story)
The meeting, set up by ABC, was the first between LGBT groups and Washington since his homophobic remarks at the Golden Globe Awards a week ago.
GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings said that Washington appeared "genuinely apologetic" and agreed to a follow-up. (source)