Prepare to heave a collective sigh and do the Katie Holmes-patented Joey Potter half-smile with your head tilted and your hands on your hips, frowning a bit because Lindsay Lohan was rushed to the emergency room late Sunday night.
She was released from New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital a couple of hours later and the given excuse was ‘walking pneumonia’ – which she also happened to cite as the reason for not turning up and then finally rolling on to set late for filming Scream 5 last week.
Oh Lindsay. Back in the dim and distant past, I seem to remember her mother Dina explaining away her frighteningly regular hospitalisations as ‘asthma’ which was clearly bullsh-t as she smokes like a chimney and I’ve never come across or heard of anyone in my entire life with walking pneumonia.
It’s not great stretch of the imagination to conclude that as this visit to the ER happened late on a Sunday night, it was at the tale end of a weekend-long bender and needing to come down off a mixture of uppers she popped a dilaudid (which is pill that’s 8 times stronger than heroin that her dentist gives her on prescription for ‘pain’ and a hefty back-hander probably) and overdosed and was rushed to hospital.
That’s a far more plausible explanation than ‘walking pneumonia’- especially as she was out with friends, wearing sunglasses at night, on Saturday evening which is something someone battling pneumonia – even a light strain of it – would avoid doing.
She’s 26-years-old so has just under a year until her birthday next July to get her sh-t together before she risks joining the infamous ’27 club’ – whose members include Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse and all passed away aged 27 from a variety of drink and drug overdoses.
With Lindsay taking a potent mix of prescribed pharmaceuticals and no-one in her life either willing, capable or able to help her sort herself out (especially now her mother Dina Lohan has more than adequately illustrated what a f-ck up she is as a parent on Dr. Phil’s TV show), do you think that even Lindsay herself expects to make it past thirty?
Because I doubt very much that she will.