We never realized it was so bad!
Kirstie Alley recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight while pimping her new book, The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente).
She touched upon several scandalous topics, but what really stood out was her confession that she once suffered a deadly cocaine addiction — more serious than anyone knew!!!
The Dancing With the Stars favorite admitted:
"I thought I was going to overdose almost every time… There was about a year’s span that I did cocaine that I was doing it – you could say – more occasionally, on the weekend. Then my weekend became a three-day weekend, then it became four, then it became five. But I would do so much at a time that I would snort the coke and then I would sit there, I would take my pulse [thinking]: 'I’m dying, I’m dying, I’m dying.' Who would keep doing it? But it’s such a weird, mind-trippy addiction."
We're so glad her bad habits didn't do her in back then!
So is she!! In fact, she credits Scientology with her turn around.
"A friend of mine sent me this book. Most of my friends were drug addicts so they didn’t send me books. But one of my friends who wasn’t, was a Scientologist and she sent me Dianetics [by L. Ron Hubbard]. Somehow I got through it and I thought: 'This is either the world’s biggest scam or this is how I’m going to get rid of this hideous compulsion that I have.'"
Whoa! Xenu to the rescue, eh?
Kirstie also spoke recently about a potentially steamy relationship with Patrick Swayze.
The 61 year-old actress sure is confessing to a lot of past transgressions these days — we hope she's okay!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: addiction, book, cocaine, dancing with the stars, entertainment tonight, kirstie alley, patrick swayze, religion, scientology, the art of men