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Ireland Baldwin defends family after checking herself into rehab for 'emotional trauma'

Model Ireland Baldwin arrives on the red carpet

Model Ireland Baldwin arrives on the red carpet for the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merritt

Ireland Baldwin, daughter of Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Alec Baldwin, defended her family on Wednesday after announcing that she had entered rehab to help recover from unspecified emotional trauma.

"This is the last thing I'm going to say about everything that's been going on," the 19-year-old model tweeted. "Both of my parents, step mom, carmen, and friends were all there for me at all times," she wrote, referring to parents Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, stepmother Hilaria Thomas Baldwin and toddler half sister Carmen. "Little do you know . . . We've never left each other's sides. #cystmuffins," she added in a hashtag, a joking reference to her having been admitted to a Los Angeles hospital on April 2 for pain she initially believed to be from appendicitis but was apparently from cysts. A photo with the tweet shows her and her father in a hospital room eating muffins.

Alec Baldwin's Twitter page retweeted those posts. The actor's wife chimed in on Twitter: "I love you @irelandbaldwin."

"I would also be so grateful if everyone didn't choose to attack & blame anyone for what I chose to do with my life. I'm taking care of me," Ireland Baldwin continued, adding lightheartedly, "I'm so behind on 'Broad City' it's making me ill."

On Monday she had tweeted, "I checked myself into Soba for two weeks to just get away for a little bit. I'm not much a party cat but I am here [to] deal with some emotional trauma and getting the intensive therapy I needed in order to recover."


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