Jon Gosselin acknowledged that his recent fame got to his head and says he is seeking counseling with a rabbi to reconnect with his "more spiritual, more altruistic self."
"I am well aware that my behavior over the past few months has not always reflected my personal and religious values. I further accept that I have allowed myself to become somewhat severed from my own moral anchor and be carried away by the challenges of fame," the 32-year-old said in a statement to Us.
Gosselin, who says he's "half Jewish and half Korean," explained that he now seeks to "reconnect with my deeper, more spiritual, more altruistic self with regular study sessions and counseling with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach."
The father of eight also added that he wants to emulate his dad, who was his "inspiration and moral compass," by taking responsibility for his mistakes and the pain he caused loved ones.
"I have therefore agreed to a forum at New York's West Side Synagogue this Sunday where I intend to publicly apologize in a sacred space to those whom I have hurt," Gosselin said. "I am committed to making things right with Kate and especially my children. I ask you to please give me the opportunity to prove myself."
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