Numerous celebrities have suffered from drug addiction throughout the years. However, not all of them had the courage to come forward and admit their struggle. It seems that Jamie Lee Curtis decided to open up about her past addiction to prescription drugs in a note written for The Huffington Post.
Jamie, which is highly known for her role in Scream Queens, decided to share her past experience with drug addiction, following Prince’s death. The famous singer’s tragic death has surely managed to shock all his fans. Well, Jamie revealed that she can relate to what happened, as addiction used to be part of her life.
“I can relate. I was toxic too,” the popular actress said. The star made these claims after a new report indicated that Prince actually took painkillers at the time of his death.
“I too, waited anxiously for a prescription to be filled for the opiate I was secretly addicted to,” the actress said in her note. “I too, took too many at once. I too, sought to kill emotional and physical pain with pain killers. Kill it. Make it stop,” she added.
Jamie Lee Curtis actually said that she has been in recovery from her addition for no less than 17 years. “Too many of our fellow humans, famous, infamous, and not famous at all, have sought the same relief. The symbolism of James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain,’ an anthem of addiction, seems more poignant as now it is a purple rain, another loss to drug addiction,” Jamie said. The actress also went on to say that it actually is quite simple for addiction to start, maybe, following a medical procedure or a similar situation.
“Most people who become addicted, like me, do so after a prescription for a painkiller following a medical procedure. Once the phenomenon of craving sets in, it is often too late,” she said. The actress also went on to give some advices for all those being in a similar situation. “Let’s work harder, look closer and do everything we can not to enable and in doing so, disable, our loved ones who are ill,” she concluded.