Judge OKs Rehab For Summer

Tis the season for rehab for Henry Lee Summer.

On Tuesday an Indianapolis judge granted permission for the Midwestern rocker to enter a drug rehabilitation program for at least 27 days while he awaits trial on methamphetamine possession and other charges.

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In this file photo provided by Indianapolis police, Henry Lee Summer is shown after his arrest in Indianapolis.

The 53-year-old singer, whose real name is Henry Swartz, was arrested May 6 after a short police chase during which police claimed he threw drugs out of his car. Police also said they needed pepper spray to subdue Summer.

Speaking shortly after his arrest, Summer told the Indianapolis Star he had been fighting addiction for 8 years and had been making progress and that he’s determined to give up drugs once and for all.

“Fighting myself can be a hard battle: I’m squirrelly; I’m a fighter,” Summer said. “But I’m going to win it.”

For those of you in 1980s denial, we’ll save the time it would take to Google him. Summer had a couple of top-20 hits during the decade – “I Wish I Had A Girl (Who Walked Like That)” and a cover of “Hey Baby.”

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