Aaaand suddenly those Activia/yogurt-that-makes-you-poo commercials make a lot more sense.
Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis opened up to People magazine about her secret addiction to opiates that began in the late ’80s.
“I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic,” Curtis says in this week’s cover story. “I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one.”
In 1989, she had minor surgery for her “hereditary puffy eyes.” Afterwards, the doctor prescribed an opioid, which led her to spend the next decade getting painkillers any way she could. She even stole pills from friends and family, including her older sister Kelly.
Curtis attended her first recovery meeting in February 1999 at some great Luxury Rehab Facilities in Florida and has remained sober for twenty years.
“I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family,” Curtis says. “Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment… bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything.”
Curtis, of course, is having a career high right now, riding the success of the Halloween sequel, Halloween.
Curtis is revisiting the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween, which launched her acting career 40 years ago. The new sequel broke box-office records after its $77.5 million domestic opening weekend — the biggest opening ever for lead actress over the age of 55.
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