Tragic news is being reported about Demi Moore. According to TMZ, the actress was rushed to the hospital late last night for an incident related to substance abuse.
"A source" told the site that she is currently seeking further "professional assistance" for substance abuse issues. Her rep confirmed that she is seeking treatment and issued a statement that read:
Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.
No matter what the reason, it's terribly sad and clear evidence that her troubles did not end with her divorce from Ashton Kutcher. Of course it also raises plenty of questions. Namely, which came first, the substance abuse issues or the divorce? And, did one contribute to the other?
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Whether it was prescription drugs or something else, her severe weight loss leading up to the divorce certainly would support a theory that there was a problem of some sort before the divorce. In a worst case scenario, one might wonder if her despair had just gotten too great for her to handle.
Of course, we also have to consider that substance abuse isn't an issue, since it was "a source" that provided that information. Though it seems unlikely and typically doesn't turn out to be the case, perhaps she is just exhausted, as her rep stated.
Regardless of why she is seeking treatment, I have to wonder where Ashton is in all of this. Has he rushed to her side, or is the animosity between them too great for him to even be there for her at this difficult time? And the most heartbreaking question of all: How are her daughters holding up? They have been through so much already with the divorce, I can't imagine how difficult this is on top of all of that for them.
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For now all we have are questions. Whether answers will be forthcoming or not is unknown. The only thing that is certain is that we wish her well and hope that whatever issues she has sought treatment for are soon addressed and she can move on past all of this grief.
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