Carol Burnett - Carol Burnett Tricked Daughter Into Rehab

0
0
Subscribe To:

Legendary entertainer Carol Burnett had to trick her daughter into rehab in a desperate bid to save her from drug addiction.

The Annie star's eldest daughter Carrie Hamilton, who was also a performer, spent years battling substance abuse issues, but had turned her life around by the time she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which led to her death in 2002, aged 38.

Burnett has opened up about her loss, and the pair's rocky relationship, in a new book - Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story - and explains she went to extreme lengths to help Hamilton at the height of her drug troubles.

She tells Access Hollywood, "I write about the drug issue because that was really tough. I remember being so naive and not knowing how to react to this problem because she had been an all-A student. We didn't know what she was going through...

"I realised I had to love her enough to let her hate me. So I tricked her into going into rehab for the second time. She was very angry but she came through. I had my baby back again after that, until she got sick."

Burnett adds she felt cheated when her daughter was struck down with cancer: "She was on her way (up) when the cancer struck. I write about her brave fight."


Contactmusic

Tags: Carol Burnett

0
0
Subscribe To:
Advertisement

More Carol Burnett

Jerry Lewis Is Still Not A Fan Of Female Comedians

Jerry Lewis say wha-??? The beloved comedian has earned his right to an opinion in the standup world, but his latest statement had more than...

Mark Twain Prize Ceremony Sees Carol Burnett As Sharp And Witty As Ever

By all accounts, the ceremony awarding Carol Burnett with the Mark Twain Prize last night (Sunday) was a roaring success. The comedienne has been a...

Carol Burnett, "First Lady Of American Comedy," Honored With Mark Twain Prize

Legendary actress Carol Burnett has received the prestigious honour of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor: the USA's most coveted comedy award given to...

Carol Burnett's Career Of Comedy And Light Entertainment Honoured With Mark Twain Award

Carol Burnett was recognised for her decades-long achievements in the entertainment industry with the prestigious Mark Twain Award. The 80-year-old singer, actress, satirist and comedienne...

Advertisement

Cameron Diaz Is Miss Hannigan In Will Smith and Jay Z's 'Annie'

Sony have confirmed Cameron Diaz will be starring in Will Smith and Jay Z's musical re-envisioning of the hit Broadway musical Annie. Diaz has landed...

Sandra Bullock In Talks For Jay-z And Will Smith’S ‘Annie’

Sandra Bullock is in talks with producers of the upcoming Hollywood remake of ‘Annie,’ according to The Wrap. Rumours of Bullock’s involvement started circulating in...

Carol Burnett Awarded Mark Twain Prize For Humor By Kennedy Center

We’re giving big props to Carol Burnett, who will be receiving a most prestigious award for her years of service to comedy. The John F....

Legendary Comedienne Carol Burnett Wins The Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

Caroll Burnett, the beloved actress, comedienne and Broadway performer will become the 16th honoree of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American humor, the...

Advertisement

Comments

Carol Burnett Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Carol Burnett

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All