Actress Lindsay Lohan was back in the headlines recently. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with her movie career. She has reportedly admitted to relapsing into alcohol use after her latest stay in rehab during the summer of 2013.
The confession stems from an incident documented on her reality show Lindsay, aired on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, revolving around Lohan’s continued recovery. Wellness coach AJ Johnson confronted Lindsay about finding wine in her apartment. The actress angrily denied it but was then told that her mother had seen her drinking.
After avoiding her coach for a week and refusing to be filmed, Lindsay did admit to drinking a month earlier with an unnamed boyfriend. “I wasn’t considering the fact that the person I was seeing does drink, and yeah I had some wine,” she said. “I had so much guilt. It’s OK to admit it. It took me a bit to realize, but then I thought, ‘Why am I holding this in?'”
Lindsay’s confession sheds a different light on a scene that took place earlier on her TV show. In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, she said, “I’m sober but I’ve been very close [to relapsing]. It’s come very close and it’s really scary.” At one point during filming, Oprah went to Lindsay’s home to confront the 27-year-old about her unprofessional behavior, including not showing up for work.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lindsay made some telling comments about her stays in rehab. She told the host, “In the past, a lot of people don’t know this, but I was sent to rehab to avoid, you know, them trying to put me in jail. So it wasn’t something that I necessarily wanted or was ready for. It was something that it was kind of just going with the motions.”
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