Turner Entered Rehab After Drunken Broadway Episode

0
0
Subscribe to Kathleen Turner alerts

Actress Kathleen Turner knew it was time to seek treatment for her alcohol abuse issues after she passed out drunk onstage during a Broadway show. The 53-year-old star was appearing in The Graduate in 2002 when she realised once and for all she had a drink problem. Turner admits she first started drinking heavily to combat pain brought on by chronic joint inflammation disease rheumatoid arthritis - the symptoms of which she first started suffering in 1992. But, after embarrassing herself in front of The Graduate cast, Turner, who is now sober, vowed to join Alcoholics Anonymous as soon as the play ended. In her new autobiography Send Yourself Roses, Turner writes: "One night in 2002, when I was in rehearsal for The Graduate in New York, I met my director, Terry Johnson, at Orso, a restaurant. I left some presents I had just bought in the cloakroom and downed a vodka. "Terry and I went to the theatre. At intermission I told myself I would just gather my presents from Orso and go home. But I had another vodka. Then another. How many, I don't remember. "I went downstairs and collapsed in the bathroom. Someone told the manager, 'There's a woman in the bathroom, sitting on the floor.' "This wasn't the first time I'd been drinking until I passed out. But it was the worst and most public. "The next day... I said to the cast, 'I'm having a drinking problem. I have these pills. If I drink, they will make me desperately ill. So I want you to know, I will not be a problem again.' "It was one of the most painful things I ever had to do because I am so self-contained about personal problems. I felt as though I had failed."


Contactmusic

Tags: Kathleen Turner

0
0
Subscribe to Kathleen Turner alerts
Advertisement

More Kathleen Turner

Dumb and Dumber To Movie Review

Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original, and other moronic comedies in which plot, character and filmmaking...

Dumb And Dumber To Trailer

After getting held hostage and nearly killed in 'Dumb and Dumber', the only trauma Lloyd Christmas appears to be feeling is from the rejection of...

Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence To Feature In Cameo Role For 'Dumb And Dumber To'

Jennifer Lawrence has said in the past that one of her favourite comedy film of all time is the 1994 Farrelly brothers road trip movie...

Claire Danes, Connie Britton And Amy Poehler At The 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner - Part 3

There was a huge diversity of movie stars arriving at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton including 'Nashville' star Connie...

50th Anniversary Gala In Honour Of Al Pacino Arrivals

Amongst the arrivals at the 50th Anniversary Gala in honour of Al Pacino at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Manhattan were the voice of...

Advertisement

Comments

Kathleen Turner Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kathleen Turner

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All