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Elizabeth Vargas Checks Herself Into Rehab: "I Am Dealing With Addiction"

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Oh noes!

We are shocked to hear that Elizabeth Vargas has been battling with substance abuse and has now checked herself into rehab!

The 51-year-old co-anchor of ABC's news program 20/20 has been noticeably absent from the show recently. She has now opened up about needing help, admitting:

"Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming.

Elizabeth is also known for her brief stint as the anchor of World News Tonight, a post she held for six months following the death of Peter Jennings.

The news anchor is turning to her colleagues at ABC as well as her family during this difficult time. She is married to Walking in Memphis singer Marc Cohn and together they have two sons.

She commented on the support she's receiving, saying:

"I am in treatment and am so thankful for the love and support of my family, friends and colleagues at ABC News. Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I’m grateful."

Be strong, Elizabeth! We truly wish you nothing but the best!

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7 comments to “Elizabeth Vargas Checks Herself Into Rehab: "I Am Dealing With Addiction"”

  1. 1

    She'll be DEAD in six months if she's in a 12-Step religious AA/NA cult treatment program; and there ain't no "HIGHER POWER" that's going to save her….

  2. 2

    She's never been likable, not even now!

  3. 3

    This is a late breaking story but I can only wish her the best.
    Wish we could have gotten my late brother into some kind of treatment for his crystal meth addiction, he passed away at age 52. Scary, isn't some of this stuff?

  4. 4

    I really admire her and always thought she was and is an effective reporter. I hope she does well, which I truly believe she will. I think she's a wonderful person and I believe she's a strong, confident woman who will get by this bump in the road because it takes a brave person to go after your dreams. To realize you have a problem and to especially realize that it's time to take care of things before they get out of hand is proof that she is even more strong and brave. Good for Elizabeth. Huge fan and I'm wishing her nothing but the best. I'm sure she'll come out of this better than ever… Everyone is rooting for you Elizabeth!!!! Stay strong…

  5. 5

    To Hillary's husbands- what a bullshit name you use you asshole. For you to say such a crap remark about Elizabeth is disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourself.. You're a complete asshole for stating such an ugly thing and it proves you're so damn miserable in your own life you have to state ugly things about people who are truly nice human beings. You're a pig in my opinion.. I would love to punch a bitch like you in the face for the ugly comments you made. You're horrible, crude, ugly and hide behind a stupid pseudonym because you're a coward loser scumbag.. so bascially FUCK YOU!!!!

  6. 6

    Re: teeter totter – i'm sorry to hear about your brother and it seems the world just doesn't seem to learn that hard drugs like heroin and meth and the list goes on is amazing and they let their lives go down the drain. I think somewhere down the line, we've all dealt with a relative that's had issues like that. It's much more common than anyone thinks. What I don't get is this Dr.Drew who recently came out and stated that he's never had a drug or alcohol problem and yet he teaches or tries to get people to get off of drugs. That makes absolutely ZERO sense to me because if you haven't been there, how on earth can you relate to any of these people that come to you for help?? I think he's a damn fraud and uses his stupidity to gain fame and money and many people have died, Mindy McReedy?? Not sure but heard the hub bub about her suicide after he had treated her. I truly believe unless a person has been through the issues at hand such as Elizabeth's or anyone elses drug problems,he has no business going there…He has no experience and he's a complete fraud.. Get him the hell off of any shows!!! He's disgusting.

  7. Ekaterina Khramova says – reply to this


    I love u all for making all this comments bout her finally my people to talk bout i knew she was faking it ser all the fucking time she is pathetic and disgusting ser? she did that so david muir could be her 2nd lover or some shit david changed around her since she was gone he was more relaxed what a whore she is lol. go die elizabeth