Ever since Lindsay Lohan left rehab almost two weeks ago, she’s been swept up in a media whirlwind, with positive gusts, as she’s been making well-received appearances on TV and in her latest film, The Canyons. However, fans and critics are all waiting for Lohan’s much-hyped upcoming appearance on an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” to discuss her problems with drugs. While little is known about the details of the interview, Oprah Winfrey recently opened up about her time with Lohan and claimed that Lohan may finally be ready to be fully sober.
“All I can say about it is this: I believe that she believes that she is ready to move forward in her life,” said Winfrey in an interview with “Today” show host Al Roker. “We’ll see.”
Besides appearing on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Lohan is also set to work with Winfrey on an eight-part documentary series for OWN, which will focus on her life post-rehab. With so much of Winfrey’s attention being devoted to Lohan, many rumors are swirling that Winfrey is now Lohan’s mentor. However, Winfrey says she’s willing to help Lohan remain sober, but only if she truly wants her help.
“I’ve heard a lot of things about me mentoring her,” Winfrey said. “I will be involved in the production of it [the docu-series], and I will offer my advice and counsel to her if she is willing to receive it. When I finished the interview, I gave her one of my favorite books … ‘The Untethered Soul.’ And I have texted her a couple times since then. I’m anxious to see whether or not this young woman, who is a really, really fine actress, will be able to allow us into her life and let us see the trajectory of trying to put the pieces back together.”
Winfrey herself is no stranger to drug use. Years ago, she admitted to her “Oprah Show” audience that she abused crack cocaine while with an ex-boyfriend. Now that she’s decades removed from her drug use, Winfrey explains that she sees a drive in Lohan to leave her drug use in the past as well.
“I believe that she believes that she is now ready,” Winfrey said in an interview on “Good Morning America.” “She admitted that there had been other times when she was pretending to be ready, not sure, and sometimes resentful that she was being, you know, put in the position where she had to go to rehab. I think this is the first time that I could see that she feels like it really benefited her.”
Hopefully, Wifnrey is right and Lohan will remain sober for the rest of her days. However, she’s not the only celeb to deal with addiction. Check out some other former child star addicts below. – nicholas robinson