Actress and director Demi Moore is going through a tough time. Her marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher is over; she's appeared in public looking emaciated, and she's being treated for what her reps are calling "exhaustion".
She's in such bad shape that she's had to drop out of the biopic "Lovelace" after winning the role of Gloria Steinem. Actress Mary Louise Parker, 47, known for her work on "Weeds," is reportedly up for the role.
When you learn of actors or actresses abusing drugs, it's typically cocaine, heroin or prescription drugs that are the culprits. So it was quite a surprise to learn that the talented "Another Happy Day" star was recently rushed to the hospital because she reportedly went into semi-consciousness and displayed seizure-like symptoms from doing whip-its.
The 911 call of the incident was released to the public. "She smoked something. It's not marijuana, but it's similar to incense and she seems to be having convulsions of some sort," said the female who made the call. "She's been having some issues lately with some other stuff, but I don't know what she's been taking or not."
Whip-its is slang for a nitrous oxide used as a propellant for whip cream. The colorless "laughing gas" is common among teenagers for an inexpensive high, which makes it an unusual drug for the star.
It's not the 1980s anymore, and her "Brat Pack" days are long gone. Today, the "Margin Call" actress is close to 50 years old.
No one wants to see yet another celebrity fall victim to substance abuse. The co-director of "Five" is supposedly not only being treated for substance abuse, but also anorexia. The anorexia, given how skinny the 49-year-old has looked, is no surprise. Fingers and toes are crossed that the talented star can rehab, recover and return to the healthy Demi we've always admired.
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