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Corey Haim Battled Severe Insomnia

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Since the premature death of Corey Haim, information has been leaking out as to why the former child star began abusing prescription medication in the first place.

"I have a Michael Jackson problem," Haim said only weeks ago, referring to his longtime battle with insomnia. "I know I should be more careful, but I really need a boatload of drugs just so I can get to sleep for a few hours."

So sad.

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30 comments to “Corey Haim Battled Severe Insomnia”

  1. 1

    Crack will do that.

  2. 2

    let the mourning of another dead drug addict begin…….

  3. 3

    Excuses escuses!!

  4. Naemi says – reply to this


    Addiction is an illness and I am sad to read all the mean Adrienne Curry-like-comments.

  5. 5

    ok Perez enough this is really sad for children of the 80's .. just really sad!!

  6. 6

    Perez you're a jackass; why list this under Michael Jackson Drugs Sad Sad till we know for sure that's what killed him. You're gonna look like a fucking idiot AGAIN if it's not

  7. 7

    i have insomnia too but i dont take any drugs i just go to sleep late….drugs are bad!

  8. 8

    Poor guy he looked like Chaz Bono

  9. 9

    Who gives a fuck? He's just another crackhead.

  10. 10

    thats what happens when you do so many drugs…
    he got what he was looking for.. he is not the first one to die of an over dose so its not like he was in the dark….
    so it is what it is..
    but I aint mourning him

  11. 11

    You don't "need" a boatload of drugs to go to sleep. A lot of exercise would do it for most people.

  12. B2R says – reply to this


    He should have just used Medical Marijuana.

  13. 13

    Insomnia is the worst but I refuse to take drugs. I took a sleeping pill once it was so strong that I slept from 11pm to 1pm the next day and even when I woke up I was out of it. Since then I refuse to take any medication in order to sleep. I usually stay up and eventually fall asleep and some months are not as bad as others. Am usually can't sleep when am stress so if I deal with my stress than am fine.

  14. 14

    I bet he was an undiagnoised manic depressive, often times they spend years self medicating with street or prescription drugs and alcohol and a big indicator of manic depression (sometimes called Bipolar disorder) is insomnia.

  15. 15

    Shouldn't this interview have been a red flag for people around him? Saying i have the MJ problem… that alone would have made me take action. However that is not a jab at his family, they very well could have tried and he resisted! Just sayin'. RIP Corey!

  16. 16

    Re: Naemi – What did Adrienne say that was so harsh?

  17. 17

    What a bunch of enabling bullshit. EVERY addict uses the "Insomnia" excuse. It's how they justify being perscribed downers, and Doctors have to take your word for it, they can't prove you DON'T have insomnia so they fork over the medication. People are idiots if they believe this. He's been a junkie for years and this was his way of getting his drugs.

  18. MP says – reply to this


    Insomnia sucks, but sleeping pills are a vicious cycle. I feel so sad for Corey's family and friends. I grew up in the Corey era and both of them were on my wall as a teenager.

  19. chiro says – reply to this


    Sounds like an excuse a drug addict uses to get drugs.

  20. 20

    Now everybody is blaming Michael Jackson for everything bad that happens in this world.Farrah Fawcett is ignored at the oscars…it's Michael Jackson's fault.Corey Haim died maybe of a drug overdose…it's Michael Jackson's fault.Al Quaeda is killing americans in Afghanistan…it's Michael Jackson's fault.Children are being kidnapped by pedophiles in the streets…it's Michael Jackson's fault.Blame it all on the late great Michael Jackson:(

  21. 21

    one more word about Corey Haim and I honestly think I'll throw up. who the fuck gives a shit????!!!!!!

  22. 22

    Funny he sound say "Michael Jackson Problem" He was molested by Michael Jackson when he was younger!!! Corey Haim had a lot of problems and its very sad he is gone!! He is going to be missed!!

  23. 23

    Re: fiona1978 – I totallly agree with u! I am tired of perez/ writers trying to start mess by attaching michael's name to other people and other dramam

  24. 24

    Re: crazygravy – It was because Corey referenced himself to MJ so he tagged it! :) No biggie!

  25. 25

    Re: #Cejers – I agree! EVERYONE should have been like O' SHIT, then GOT HIM INTO A FACILITY! So sad it had to end this way. Rip Corey.

  26. 26

    yeah all the uppers you took created the insomnia dbag….why are people idolizing a shitty actor who hadn't worked in over a decade…He killed himself. They should be making an example of this shit and explaining how dumb he was

  27. 27

    Re: PiGaLiCiOuS727 – Are you on drugs? This was the media trying to find something where there wasn't, and of couse he denied it. Why don't you go and reda a few copies of life & style or something as fabricated, to swirl your mind with more fantastical ideas. You probably believe Kristen Stewart is pregnant or something as ridiculous as that.

  28. 28

    Re: wishperezwasgood4gays – Calling him a shitty actor and saying he should be made a lesson since he was a "stupid addict" is heartless and fucking disgusting. You don't think his death will in turn show the effects to millions of people alone without making a negative example out of him? Get a reality check stat!

  29. 29

    What heartless shitheads, most of you!!!!!! I've suffered from insomnia my entire adult life. I don't suffer from depression,I eat well, and exercise 1-2 hours a day……….I've done everything recommended for the relief of insomnia and NOTHING works long term. Insomnia is a nightmare, it's hard to understand if you don't suffer from it, I often cry and feel no hope in ever getting better from it. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy (if I had any) but most of you should suffer from it to see how it feels…………heartless creeeps!!!!

  30. 30

    I know exactly where he comes from. I battle severe insomnia and sometimes I just want to sleep or go back to bed and can't. Eventually I do but my schedule is all screwed up. I think insomnia comes from long term stress and yrs of forcing yourself to stay up late and get up early or sleep in late. Either one.