Philip Seymour Hoffman, who captured a piece of my heart when he bared his beautiful gut in an XS tank top in Boogie Nights, spent 10 days in detox recently to deal with a little drug problem. Philip has been sober for the past 23 years, but he tells TMZ that last year he started downing prescription pills and that led him to heroin. (Side note: Every time I read the word “heroin” I think of my mom saying it. Heroin is like the most shocking thing to her, so she says it like: ‘HEROIN!!!!!!!!!’ I can hear the all-caps and string of exclamation points in her voice. The lights flicker and organ music swells in the background. It’s a dramatic performance.)
PSH tells TMZ that a year ago, he started taking way too many prescription pills and recently he switched to snorting heroin. After about a week of filling his nostrils with heroin, he realized that he needed to get it together, girl. He checked into a detox facility on the East Coast and spend ten days there. PSH says he’s clean now and he’s already working on a movie in Europe.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is seriously wedged deep in the crevices of my brain, because when I read about PSH spending 10 days in Detox, I picture him spending 10 days IN Detox if you know what I mean.
Heroin is some serious shit, so it’s a good thing he handled it before he went full Keef Richards. My guess is that the final straw was when PSH snorted a fat line of heroin off of Joaquin Phoenix’s hairy ass and while he was picking the greasy ass hairs and dingle bits out of his nostrils, he thought to himself, “This ain’t the life.” At least that’s how I picture PSH’s rock bottom moment.