Liza Minnelli was approached to stage an intervention on Lindsay Lohan.
A representative for the 67-year-old Hollywood star has reportedly confirmed to RadarOnline.com that Liza was asked to help Lindsay in December last year. However, the actress-and-singer was “on tour in South America” at the time, so unable to offer her support.
The website claims Lindsay’s friend Claus Hjelmbak asked Liza to get involved, knowing the troubled star considers Liza “an icon”.
“Claus was desperate to do anything to try and save Lindsay’s life. He was so concerned for her well-being because of her continued use of prescription pills and booze,” a source explained. “He reached out to Liza Minnelli’s camp, in the hope that she could help. Liza has battled her own demons with alcohol and has been very supportive publicly of Lindsay.
“Claus thought that if anyone could get through to Lindsay, Liza could be that person.”
Liza has previously spoken kindly about Lindsay, describing her as “lovely” and a “good actress”.
She also offered her support when Lindsay was cast as her close friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie Liz & Dick.
Meanwhile, Lindsay has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to her fans and loved ones.
“Thanks to all for the kind words and overwhelming support #blessed (sic),” she wrote earlier today.
Lindsay then posted a picture of her posing with David Letterman, after she appeared on his talk show last night. During the interview, she insisted her impending rehab stint would be a “blessing, not a curse”.
The 26-year-old star has until May 2 to begin her court-ordered 90-day stay at a treatment facility in connection with a car crash last year.
This will be her sixth spell in rehab since 2007.