At the end of August, Selena Gomez announced that she was cancelling the remainder of the dates on her Revival Tour and was taking some time off to deal with the side effects of lupus. Selena was diagnosed back in 2014, and her lupus was triggering anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. Selena didn’t get into specifics about where she was going to spend her time off. Now People and UsWeekly are both reporting that part of her time off will be spent in rehab.
Last night, Kid Cudi – the rapper you might associate with accusing Kanye West and Drake of getting the smart kids to do their homework – posted a long note to Facebook that began with him telling everyone that he was “ashamed” and “living a lie.” I immediately assumed I was about to read Kid’s confession that he’s actually a 56-year-old man and would now be going by Middle-Aged Cudi. I should have known it was going to be far heavier than that. Kid Cudi was “ashamed” to admit that he was fighting a deep, dark battle with depression and that he was currently checked into rehab.
If you’re wondering why Chevy Chase is working some black padded strap business in the picture above, it’s actually part of a sling that is holding up a busted arm. An arm that I’m not even going to guess how it got busted, but if that headline is any clue, then I think I might have a couple ideas.
Less than two months after it was revealed that she was ending her ten year marriage to the Mad Hatter’s Sunset Strip-dwelling grandson Michael Lockwood, UsWeekly says Lisa Marie Presley has checked into rehab. Lisa Marie is having a not-great summer. I’m going to stop complaining; salty eyebrow sweat and drinking booze that gets warm 0.4 seconds after you pour it into a glass is nothing compared to dealing with a divorce and rehab at the same time.
Chaka Khan filled her nostrils with dragon chasing-dust and coke for years and she eventually beat her addiction to the bad shit. But now Chaka Khan is trying to kick another addiction. Chaka’s glorious lion mane is full of secrets and glamour, and up until recently, she says it was also full of painkillers. Chaka has cleared her touring schedule, because she realized that she needs to deal with her health. When Chaka’s longtime friend Prince became a puckering purple star in the sky, she realized that she needs to get herself together.
The Associated Press says that both 63-year-old Chaka Khan (born name: Yvette Marie Stevens) and her 61-year-old singer sister Taka Boom (born name: Yvonne Stevens) are addicted to the same painkiller that led to Prince’s death. Prince died of a Fentanyl overdose. Chaka and Taka decided to both fight their painkiller addiction together and so they’ve checked into an “intensive rehabilitation and aftercare program.” As Chaka’s Fentanyl supplier packed up their office, changed their name and ran out of the country to avoid a possible investigation, she gave this statement to the AP:
“Unfortunately, I will miss concert appearances over the summer. However, it’s vital that I put my health and well-being first. I know that I am disappointing some of my fans, but I also know they would want me to recover and be well and healthy.
[My sister and I] agreed we would take this journey together and support each other through the recovery. The tragic death of Prince has had us both rethinking and reevaluating our lives and priorities. We knew it was time to take action to save our lives. My sister and I would like to thank everyone for their support, love and prayers.”
Good for Chaka and Taka (Side note: My fingertips get the tingles every time I type those names together), but they must be really, really close to do rehab together. I mean, my sister and I are really, really close too, but my brain can’t even wrap itself around the idea of spending weeks with my sister in the same building where we’d spill out our feeling while 100% sober. That would lead to us sharing a padded room together after having a brother/sister nervous breakdown.
And here’s Chaka greeting her loyal subjects at LAX back in May:
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And no, not for falling under the crack-like spell of the Kardashians again and returning to the inner pimp circle. That’s not an addiction recognized by the medical community (yet). We recently found out that Lamar Odom was caught boozing at a bar only a few hours before the Kardashian family’s annual Easter Sunday church parking lot photo op. Sources told TMZ that Lamar pregamed before church to show Khloe Kardashian that he’s healthy enough to be drinking again. Well, TMZ says that Khloe isn’t buying it, and she wants to get his possibly-relapsing ass into rehab. Khaptain Save-A-Ho-For-Ratings to the rescue!
Sources close to Khloe (so basically Khloe trying to look productive on the set of Kocktails with Who Kares) claim that Khloe is doing everything she can to get Lamar into treatment before shit goes off the rails and we get a repeat performance of 2013 Lam Lam. Lamar is apparently OK with physical rehab, but he refuses to go to the kind where you sit in a circle and acknowledge your demons while clutching a mug of coffee with both hands. Sources say Khloe offered up an outpatient program, and Lamar still wasn’t having it.
A source tells TMZ that Lamar’s family, including his two kids, are backing Khloe up on her rehab request. They’re not confident Lamar can do the casual alcohol thing because addiction problems run in their family.
While Khloe is dedicated to Lamar’s recover, she’s apparently not that dedicated. Khloe has reportedly told friends and family that there will come a time where she stops trying to “save” Lamar. You know, when she gets a call from the network telling her that the “Khloe Saves Lamar” story line is no longer doing well with KUWTK audiences. But if Khloe isn’t saving Lamar, what will her character do? I guess they could always give her a multi-season story arch about finally seeing a white penis.