SPOKESPERSON FOR LIZA MINNELLI, SCOTT GORENSTEIN, announced Wednesday night that the famed daughter of Judy Garland and director Vincent Minnelli has checked herself into an undisclosed drug rehabilitation facility. TMZ reported that the facility is in Malibu and that the substance is alcohol.
Gorenstein noted that Minelli is currently making excellent progress. Minnelli has been treated for alcohol and drug addiction in the past. Gorenstein noted that whenever Minnelli has never resisted treatment when needed.
The 69-year-old singer-actress best known for her Academy Award winning role in the film “Cabaret” went under the knife for a back injury in September 2014. That surgery kept her from attending the funeral of friend Joan Rivers.
Minnelli’s last stint in rehab was back in 2004, and she has been in and out of rehab since the 1980’s. The fact the Minnelli is finds herself back in rehab time and time again is commendable. Better to fall off of the wagon and know what to do rather than being in denial and having us hear about your death on the morning or evening news. We all have our addictions. Mine is food.
Minnelli is one of very few artists who has managed to garner herself an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy. May she triumph…. again.
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