Melbourne, May 28 : American actress Kirsten Dunst has revealed that she checked into rehab to seek treatment for depression, not drugs.
Speaking out for the first time about her admission to rehab, the 'Spiderman' star revealed that her rehab stint came after months of feeling low.
"It was a good six months before I decided to go away," News.com.au quoted Dunst, as telling E! Online.
"I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself. I was fortunate to have the resources to do it. My friends and family thought it was a good idea, too," she added.
The 26-year-old actress had checked into the Utah treatment centre in February without revealing the reasons behind the stint, which in turn sparked off rumours the she was also struggling with drugs.
"There's been a lot of misrepresentation about what is going on in my life, and it's been very painful for my friends and family," she said.
"Everyone feels like they have to defend me. They hear the rumours, and it puts them in a defensive position. Now that I'm feeling stronger, I was prepared to say something," she added.
A source close to Dunst also revealed she was into depression.
"She does drink and she does have wild nights, but that was never the root of her issues. She couldn't control her depression," the source said.