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Andrew O'Keefe says 'all is well' after emerging from rehab

Channel Seven star Andrew O'Keefe is out of rehab and has declared 'all is well' after 'experimenting with mental health drugs' during his stay in the facility.

The axed host of The Chase broke his silence to Daily Mail Australia on Friday as he seeks to have charges he assaulted his doctor girlfriend Orly Lavee dismissed on mental health grounds.

O'Keefe was taken to Sydney's Prince of Wales hospital as an involuntary in-patient in the hours after he allegedly assaulted his haemotologist lover on January 30.

Pictured for the first time since emerging from his stint in rehab, the TV personality sat outside his home and puffed on a cigarette - before admitting he was feeling better for having undergone treatment.

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Channel Seven star Andrew O'Keefe (pictured) is out of rehab and has declared 'all is well' after 'experimenting with mental health drugs' during his stay in the facility

O'Keefe smokes a cigarette on Friday after returning to his home in Paddington following his stint at the Sydney Clinic Rehabilitation Facility

The ex-host of The Chase broke his silence to Daily Mail Australia on Friday more than a month on from his alleged assault on girlfriend Orly Lavee

'I decided to do some time just to bed things down,' a calm sounding O'Keefe said.

'I had some experimentation with the mental health drugs, the regimen, and all is well.

'I spent some time in the Sydney Clinic (in the Eastern beaches) and all is well.'

The Sydney Clinic has previously hosted a who's who of celebrities including Olympian Grant Hackett and footy player Greg Inglis.

O'Keefe said he may make a statement on the matter involving Dr Lavee following the conclusion of his case in April.

The Deal or No Deal star will seek to have the assault charge dealt with under mental health provisions rather than criminal law.

Police allege O'Keefe assaulted Dr Lavee at her Randwick apartment between 11pm and 11.30pm.

He was arrested in a nearby street about 3.30am and charged at 9.41am at Maroubra police station.

The 49-year-old and his wife Eleanor divorced in 2019 and he made headlines that year for swatting a photographer away with a folder. 

O'Keefe is seeking to have a charge that he assaulted his doctor girlfriend (he is pictured with Dr Lavee) dealt with under mental health provisions rather than criminal law

Police allege O'Keefe assaulted Dr Lavee (pictured on February 1) at her Randwick apartment between 11pm and 11.30pm. He was arrested in a nearby street about 3.30am and charged at 9.41am at Maroubra police station

But he found a new lover in Dr Lavee and at one point said he was in a 'good place'. 

Seven confirmed that his The Chase contract wasn't renewed at the end of last year and O'Keefe is 'no longer with the network'. 

O'Keefe is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice and former commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Barry O'Keefe and nephew of rock star Johnny O'Keefe. 

Mr Greiner, Liberal premier from 1988 to 1992, was among the mourners at Justice O'Keefe's 2014 funeral. 

O'Keefe will return to court in April.

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