‘Hawaii Five-O’ Star Alex O’Loughlin To Take Leave For Treatment March 6, 2012 Hawaii Five-0, News TV Line has broke the news that Hawaii Five-O’s leading star Alex O’Loughlin will be absent for at least one episode of the hit CBS series. O’Loughlin will be undergoing treatment for prescription pain medication as also confirmed by Deadline. The actor’s rep has issued a statement regarding his short leave. “Alex is taking a short break from ‘Hawaii Five-O’ to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury.” O’Loughlin, who previously starred in the vampire series ‘Moonlight’, has also received support from the CBS Studios. “We respect and support Alex’s decision”, the network shared. Adding, “everyone at CBS Television Studios and ‘Hawaii Five-0’ wishes him well, and we look forward to his return.” ‘Hawaii Five-O’ is currently shooting their twentieth episode with production set to continue as normal. Alex, who plays Steve McGarrett on the series, has also starred in the TV series ‘Three Rivers’, the movie ‘The Back Up Plan’, ‘White Out’, the crime drama ‘Criminal Minds’, the flick ‘August Rush’, ‘The Holiday’, ‘Man Thing’, ‘Mary Bryant’ the TV series, ‘White Collar Blue’, ‘The Shield’, and more. Hopefully O’Loughlin will only be missed for one episode. What do you think fans? Will you miss Steve McGarrett on the series? Laxmom88 I wish Alex all the best… He is a smart man. ptjackson Yes, I will miss him terribly, but hope that he gets the help he needs and returns refreshed and reinvigorated! tara I too will miss him. I wish him all the best. I hope he knows how much his fans are sending him nothing but positive thoughts and well wishes. Aanthi Watching Alex on Hawaii 5 0 is the highlight of my week. I will most definately miss him. Hope he gets well soon. Xxxxxxx Anna S Auer A I will miss him too. I wish him,from the bottom of my heart, all the best! I hope her gets the help he needs I wish him all the best !!!