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Kathy Griffin Details Secret Addiction to Pills & a Suicide Attempt Last Year

Kathy Griffin Details Secret Addiction to Pills & a Suicide Attempt Last Year

Kathy Griffin is bravely coming forward to tell her side of things and what she went through in the aftermath of her infamous 2017 photo shoot where she was seen holding a severed head that resembled Donald Trump.

ABC News, in an all-encompassing interview, said in a new interview that “By June 2020, she was in the throes of a painkiller addiction and even attempted suicide.”

The 60-year-old comedian, who announced her lung cancer diagnosis today, spoke out about her addiction.

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In the aftermath of the photo shoot, Kathy said, “I mean, legit death threats with everything, from online, which is the Google pictures of the house, the address. I mean, folks showed up to my husband’s parents’ house,” she said. “They tracked my sister down when she was dying of cancer in the hospital and called her … I picked up the call and heard it myself because I happened to be visiting her.”

“I thought, ‘Well, I don’t even drink… Big deal, I take a couple pills now and again, who doesn’t?’” she told ABC. “Also, my age was a big part of it. I mean, who bottoms out and tries to take their life at 59? It’s almost a joke, right, and by the way, someday, this will all be comedy. Trust me… I was laughing to stay alive. And what I found is I felt like if I can’t make others laugh, then there’s no purpose for me to live. There’s no reason for me to live.”

“I started thinking about suicide more and more as I got into the pill addiction, and it became almost an obsessive thought. I started really convincing myself it was a good decision,” Kathy said. “I got my living revocable trust in order. I had all my ducks in a row. I wrote the note — the whole thing.”

She is now over one year sober.

“The detox was nasty,” Kathy said. “I mean, it was months. I mean, the tremors … and the flop sweat, and I was so unsteady. Like, when I would brush my teeth, my husband had to hold my hips so I wouldn’t fall over.”

She added, “I would go to, like, two Zoom meetings a day, and the sober clinicians would come over every single day and they would pee-test me. And every day, my goal was to … test clean.”

Read Kathy‘s note to fans about her lung cancer diagnosis.

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