Liberace’s Ex- Lover — I’M A DRUG ADDICT … Please Don’t Send Me to Prison

Breaking News 0906-scott-thorson-tmz-mugLiberace“s ex-lover Scott Thorson — famously portrayed in “Behind the Candelabra” by Matt Damon — caught a HUUUGE break in court today when a judge agreed to send him to rehab instead of prison after failing a drug test.

It”s a big deal considering Thorson is currently on probation stemming from a burglary and ID theft conviction — and if his probation was revoked, the judge could send him to prison for up to 20 years.

But during the hearing in a Nevada courtroom, Thorson admitted he”s a hardcore drug addict and begged the judge for a second chance to complete a court-ordered rehab program. 

The judge made it clear he”s not impressed with Thorson”s “so-called celebrity status” — but agreed to spare him from the big house this time, if he completes treatment.

However, the judge also warned Thorson that this will be his last chance — and if he screws up again, he”s going straight to the slammer. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.