Sunday 17 December 2017

Lohan vows fresh start after rehab

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo: Getty
Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo: Getty

Lindsay Lohan has vowed that life after her sixth stint in rehab is going to be different now she is on the road to recovery.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, aired yesterday in the US, the trouble-prone actress said she is in a "different head space" now and vowed to stay "present and clear-headed and focused".

"I feel whole again and I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and stay this way, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes," she said.

Lohan (27) completed her latest court-ordered stay in rehab in July. She must continue therapy into late next year. She acknowledged an addiction to alcohol, which "in the past was a gateway to other things for me", but she offered no specifics other than cocaine, which she said she has used no more than 15 times.

Winfrey asked her what she is on these days. Lohan replied: "Vitamins."



"You're not on any prescription drugs?" Winfrey pressed.

"No, no," Lohan insisted, then checked herself: "I take Nexium, because I have acid reflux."

Clad in a figure-hugging orange dress, Lohan said a comfort level with her past chaotic life had fed her much-reported partying and brushes with the law. But she added that she takes full blame for her mistakes.

When Winfrey asked if she can turn her life around this time, Lohan said with no hesitation: "Yeah."

The interview aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, which will spotlight Lohan next year in an eight-part docu-series based on her life.

During the hour, an advertisement appeared for Cliffside Malibu – the rehab facility where Lohan was residing. It boasted of a treatment programme so successful, it's guaranteed. Lohan's latest film, The Canyons, is in limited release.


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