The 1970s-era teen idol, now an officially middle-aged 37, is set to enter rehab after pleading guilty to drug possession, reports said. If Garrett completes the program, his criminal record will be erased and no jail time served.
The ex-singing star and pinup previously did a make-good stint at a clinic following a 1997 bust on cocaine charges.
Garrett's most recent court appearance came last Thursday. A day later, he was pressing the flesh and doing the autograph thing at Rhino Records' semi-star-studded retro convention in Santa Monica, California. Garrett was said to be "great spirits" during the weekend appearances. As part of the gig, he performed a live set with his new band, Godspeed.
It was not immediately known when Garrett was to begin rehab. A call to his agent's office was not returned.
Garrett was one of 10 people arrested last June 29 in a drug sting of a apartment building, police and prosecution officials said. A search of the former teen idol allegedly turned up both coke and heroin.
In 1979, Garrett, then 17 and long-haired, scored a Top 10 pop hit with "I Was Made For Dancing." His Tiger Beat-era Hollywood credits include TV's Family and the 1977 skateboard epic, Skateboard.