In Case You Missed It: Lindsay Lohan Admits Being An Addict To Oprah
There has been much must-watch Lindsay Lohan TV in 2013, but Sunday night's sit down with Oprah for an exclusive interview on OWN might top the list. During the special, taped after Lindsay finished a lengthy stint at rehab, the embattled young star admitted being an addict, admitted acting insane and pledged to get herself back on track.
Here are some highlights:
After answering the question of "are you an addict" with a simple "yeah," Lindsay went on to discuss her run ins with the law: “You would think in that situation, someone would be like ‘Holy sh*t, I need to check myself. It’s the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again. At that point, I somewhere inside knew and kind of wanted to go to jail, just to find some peace and have no choice but to just sit and be. I don’t think the embarrassment was as prominent as the shame and the guilt.”
On her drug of choice:
“Alcohol. It was a gateway to other things for me. I’ve done [cocaine] like 10-15 times. I think that’s why I did it, because it allowed me to drink more. I snorted it; I’ve never injected anything other than getting B12 shots.”
On the start of her problems:
“When I moved to LA after filming Mean Girls, I was 17 or 18. I was around people so I wasn’t lonely, and I didn’t pay close enough attention to people being around for the wrong reasons. I was making too much. I wasted so much money; I was living at a hotel, and I had an apartment. I wasn’t really being guided. I didn’t think about it, and I didn’t listen to my family when they told me, ‘Come back to New York.’”
On the lessons she's learned:
“Just learning how to ground myself; I don’t need to go to outside things or places or substances to feel anything. It’s all here. I’ve been blessed and so lucky to have a gift to share with other people, and for so long I’ve kept that locked down by creating this whirlwind of garbage around myself. I’ve always known things about myself; I’ve just chosen to not recognize them and not act on them. I’ve always been aware of my faults. . . I’ve lived so many lives in one lifetime at this point, and it’s not interesting to me anymore.”
Did you guys watch Oprah's interview with Lindsay? What did you think?