A concerned Elton told her assistant that they were "doing nothing but enabling Donatella by protecting her. She's going to die if we don't do something!"
At the time, Donatella was spiraling out of control due to her unhealthy and almost deadly coke addiction. The white pony made the head of the fashion house paranoid, semi-coherent, erratic and her mood swings scared the shiz out of her kids.
Two weeks before the much needed intervention, Donatella was so strung out on coke during a dress rehearsal two body guards had to sit on either side of her on the couch to prop her up.
Thankfully, Donatella accepted the rehab hand out and immediately boarded a plane to a treatment facility in Arizona.
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