Oprah Convinced Lindsay Lohan Not To Go On European Vacation After Asking Her If She Is An Addict
Oprah appears to have made quite the impression on Lindsay Lohan after asking her point blank if she considers herself an addict – in fact, the troubled actress reportedly cancelled her European vacation at Oprah’s behest.
First Look: Lindsay Lohan on Oprah's Next Chapter
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In the new promo for Lohan’s interview with Oprah on Ophrah’s Next Chapter, Oprah is shown asking Lohan frankly about her feelings towards being labeled an addict and a ‘child star gone wrong.’ The interview was taped just last Saturday, right after Lohan was released from her 90-day court-mandated stay in rehab at Cliffside Malibu.
“I thought that she’s in the best place I’ve ever seen her… I believe that she believes that she is now ready. And, she admitted that there had been other times when she was pretending to be ready and not quite sure. And sometimes resentful that she was being, you know, put in a position where she had to go to rehab. I think this is the first time I could see it really benefited her,” Oprah told Good Morning America about her meeting with Lohan.
During her appearance on the popular talk show on Tuesday morning, Oprah also happily announced that Lohan is skipping her trip to Europe in order to work on her health.
“At the end of the interview I said to her, ‘Look, I have some concerns because I hear you’re going to Europe and I just came from Europe. Europe is the place to go if you want to feel really good and relaxed. It’s very hard to go to Capri and not have a Bellini…So I was saying if I were you, I would think about it. So she texted me and said, ‘Yes, I will think about it but look I’ve already paid for it.’ And then I just heard this morning she’s decided not to go! She’s going to stay here and work on herself. I am so happy to hear that and proud of her for that decision,” Oprah dished.
Lohan had planned to promote her film The Canyons at the Venice Film Festival and reportedly booked a one-way-ticket to Europe. She was scheduled to leave Tuesday night. TMZ reports that Oprah called Lohan many times counseling her not to take this extended trip, and, finally, Lohan agreed.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong