Lohan says rehab is a 'blessing'

Lindsay Lohan opened up to TV talk show host David Letterman before rehab

The question, "Aren't you supposed to be in rehab right now?", isn't exactly the biggest conversation starter, but it's the question on everyone's mind...except Lindsay Lohan. The troubled actress made a rather awkward appearance on David Letterman's late night chat show, and was grilled about her addiction issues.

Lindsay faces a 90-day stay as part of a plea deal in a misdemeanour traffic accident case, and has confirmed that she has selected a facility, which is pending approval by the judge overseeing her case.

And while we've still seen the fiery haired star out and about in Los Angeles nearly every day, she played very coy during last night's interview. Letterman asked her specifically what addiction she was being treated for and how it would differ from her five earlier stints at treatment facilities.

Lindsay Lohan leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater after visiting "Late Show With David Letterman"
Lindsay Lohan leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater after visiting "Late Show With David Letterman"

"To be honest, I'm happiest when I'm working – the healthiest," she said. "I think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love in life. And I don't think it's a bad thing. I think it's a blessing."

The legendary chat show host wasn't going easy on the former child star and wasn't afraid to ask the hard questions.

"How many times have you been in rehab,"  the obviously uncomfortable Lohan answered: "Several."

Lindsay Lohan (None/None)
Lindsay Lohan (None/None)

"And how will this time be different?" he continued. "What are they rehabbing, first of all? What is on their list? What are they going to work on when you walk through the door?"

"We didn't discuss this in the pre-interview," she answered. "I'm just saying to everyone."

Later Letterman asked, "Now, do you have addiction problems?"

"Now you sound like Dr. Phil," she said, but Letterman continued.

"Yeah, I'm sorry," he said. "Is it, like, alcohol? Do you drink too much?"

"We've discussed this in the past," she responded.

"Did we really?" Letterman responded. "When did we discuss? Now I'm the one who's having the blackouts. I oughta be at rehab. For the love of God, what is wrong with me?"



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