OUT-OF-CONTROL PATRICK KENNEDY'S WILD PARTY LIFE!

Published on: May 10, 2006

HE'S IN REHAB AFTER CRACKING UP HIS CAR

By ALEXANDER HITCHEN

Disgraced U.S. congressman Patrick Kennedy was a real thriller when he let his famous red hair down and got dressed up like Michael Jackson for an all-out booze fest.

The ENQUIRER turned up the shocking never-before-seen photos of the congressman as the Gloved One — and also obtained other revealing party pix of a young woman licking tequila off Kennedy's body.

The 38-year-old son of Sen. Ted Kennedy recently packed himself off to rehab after a controversial car crash in the nation's capital. He claims he was disoriented due to prescription medicine he was taking — and was not drinking.

But an ENQUIRER investigation into Patrick's party lifestyle reveals a man who often doesn't know when to say "when."

The ENQUIRER broke the bombshell news that Patrick had been a former $4,000- a-day cocaine addict and had to spend weeks in Spofford Hall, an adolescent treatment center in New Hampshire in 1986.

After The ENQUIRER story appeared, Patrick confirmed having used cocaine as a teenager and said he had kicked the habit.

"While he may have put cocaine behind him at that point, he was still drinking," said the friend.

The six-term Rhode Island congressman, who is unmarried, has admitted to a 15-year struggle with depression that has garnered him scandalous headlines.

His latest scandal came when the bachelor crashed his Ford Mustang car near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., at 2:45 a.m. on May 4 and had to be driven home by police. They did not test him for drugs or alcohol.

Pick up The ENQUIRER to see our exclusive photos of Patrick Kennedy allowing someone to take drink shots out of his belly button at one party and dressed up like Michael Jackson at another. Plus: Details about his past!