Michael Lohan Terrified Lindsay Will Die Without Intervention
Lindsay Lohan's father is preparing to jet to Los Angeles in a bid to persuade his troubled daughter to check into rehab - because he's terrified she will die without professional help.
The Mean Girls star has earned herself a reputation as a Hollywood wildchild in recent years thanks to a string of boozy nights out, arrests for drug possession and driving violations and a stint in rehab.
The 23 year old hit the headlines again earlier this month (Mar10) when she was photographed falling into a cactus bed after a night out in Los Angeles. She was also snapped with a mystery white dust billowing from her designer shoes last week (ends26Mar10).
Michael Lohan, who has publicly spoken about his daughter's alleged prescription drug addiction in the past, admits he's seriously worried for the actress' health - and he's appealing for her to seek professional help before it's too late.
During a press conference on Tuesday (30Mar10), he explained, "Lindsay's not OK. I think we've seen that, we all know that. It's really hard for me to do this. A lot of my family members know what's going on.
"I've tried every way possible to reach out to my daughter - talking, text, we've met. And, in difficult times, she reaches out to me. It happened last week when she fell into the cactus. She said, 'I need security.' I'm her father and I love her.
"I think we all see and know what's happening with Lindsay. I get calls from her closest friends and it's worse than you can imagine. My daughter needs to let me help her. I don't want her to be a statistic. My heart goes out to people who have lost their children."
Michael Lohan is seeking to meet with his daughter's legal team because he wants to help them rid the star of disruptive influences in her life.
He adds, "Lindsay needs help now and I'm asking everyone out there to help her and if you're an enabler (to Lindsay) get out of there. I want to meet with Lindsay's lawyers and sit down with her privately to work something out, discuss the situation.
"If she refuses to do so I guess we will take out measures. I hope Lindsay is accommodating. We all know the truth. God knows the truth. I love her and I want her to be healthy. Her life will not be taken from me."
Michael Lohan's press conference comes just weeks after he was reportedly hospitalised with with chest pains as he prepared for a celebrity boxing match.
He is reportedly taking medication to thin his blood, and is also on anti-angina drug nitroglycerin, according to reports.
Lohan made no mention of his medical condition during the press conference.