Wednesday 21 February 2018

Lohan says rehab is a 'blessing'

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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
Lindsay Lohan leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater after visiting "Late Show With David Letterman"
Lindsay Lohan had a rather awkward interview with David Letterman
The troubled actress looked particularly stylish in a leather skirt
Despite her personal troubles, Lindsay still has dedicated fans
The Mean Girls actress enjoys a cigarette break after her grilling

"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.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
Arriving 45 minutes late, Lindsay wears a sheer white panel pantsuit combination by Phillip Lim.
Lindsay and her mother Dina Lohan in January of this year.
Lindsay opted for a traditonal court ensemble - a not so stylish blue trouser suit , for her final probation appearance.
The child star opts for a classic LBD and oversized sunglasses for a January court appearance.
Lindsay looked very 60s in this mint shift dress and peroxide hair.
Lindsay goes for the demure look in this fawn knit cardi.
Linsay teamed peroxide blonde hair with a stylish vintage style polka dot dress last year.
When you go to court as often as Lindsay it probably feels ok to show up looking this casual.
Nice dress.....for clubbing.
This white knit jumper dress wasn't very suitable for court or anywhere else really.
Jeans and a t-shirt? I'ts court not dress down Friday Lindsay!
The lace top and strappy sandals aren't very court worthy but overall it's a better effort than usual.
Well, at least she's not wearing jeans.
Appropriate for court, yes, but a celebrity with access to designer clothes and stylists could do better.
Shorts and strappy wedge sandals to court?
Back in 2009 Lindsay got it right with a pants suit with a white tuxedo jacket.

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

"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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