• Mon, Jun 23 2008

Jamie Lee Curtis talks about her struggles with drug addiction

jamie-lee-curtis-nc.pngJamie Lee Curtis has revealed a former addiction to painkillers in a VERY candid interview.

Apparently, her addiction started about 15 years ago; she started getting small plastic surgery procedures after being told by a crew member of a film she was working on that she was developing bags under her eyes (hello? What a jerk!). She didn’t like getting the procedures, because she felt more and more unnatural, and she was also getting depressed and lonely, so she started taking painkillers to stave off the issues. In fact, she stole painkillers from her sister – later feeling so bad that she wrote her a very poignant letter:

‘I’ve been harbouring a bad secret. I have found and taken many of your painkillers. I’ve betrayed you, and I know that you’re angry, and you have every right to be. I am lonely. I take them at night to ease the pain. I was so afraid to tell you.’

She eventually conquered her addiction and made some very positive changes in her life, and now volunteers as an anti-drug counselor. Honestly, I love her courage for coming forward with this; I’m sure it was mega embarrassing. Maybe she should talk to Amy Winehouse? Be her mentor? Oh, forget it – she’s screwed.

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