Actor Jeff Conway, best known for roles in both Grease (Kenickie) and the show Taxi is now in critical condition from an apparent overdose. He has battled the addiction demon for years.
He was also on Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Fit Club in a bid to kick the habits. Unfortunately his family reports that he's in the hospital with pneumonia, and remains unconscious.
Here's a little about his issues:
His troubles with substance abuse have been extensively documented on reality television. "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" on VH1 found Conaway seeking treatment for addiction to cocaine, painkillers and alcohol. He also had a back problem due to an injury, which made it increasingly difficult for him to walk. Conaway became one of Dr. Drew Pinsky's most agitated patients, repeatedly threatening to quit and refusing to give up his co-dependent relationship with his girlfriend.
So sad to this happened. We really loved him in Grease and Taxi both, and we had high hopes for him as an actor. It's such a shame to see bright people succumb to such tragedy.
We hope he gets better, both in the short term and the long run. We're thinking of you, Jeff, and your family.
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