Stacey Dash Admits To Secret Drug Addiction, She Is Said To Be Taking Up To 20 Pills A Day
Stacey Dash opens up about a personal struggle. In the episode of The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday, the 54-year-old actress revealed that she is struggling with drug addiction.
In a sneak peek clip, Dash says that, at one point, he took “18 to 20 pills a day.” If recorded by Dr. Oz that taking a lot of Vicodin a day is “expensive,” Dash replied, “Yes, it’s all gone.”
In a Facebook post, Dash reflected on his decision to open up part of his struggles, calling it his “deepest, darkest secret.”
“I am thankful to the Lord for saying that I have had more in the last 5 years than in my life. I am so happy to be surrounded by people who loved and supported me in my most challenging time,” he wrote. “Thank you all! I encourage anyone who has a story they are afraid to tell to share it with the world. You don’t know who can contact you and who can help with it. ”
In another clip of the upcoming episode, Dash recounts past controversial comments, telling Dr. Oz, “I’m not homophobic. I’m not racist. I was just angry and it helped.”
Dash joined Fox News as an on-air commentator in 2014, but his contract was not renewed in 2017. While on the network, Dash was suspended in 2015 after he made a weighty statement on the air about former President Barack Obama.
In a 2016 interview with ET, Dash once again found herself embroiled in controversy when she said that transgender people should pee in bushes and that femininity has ruined men.
Speaking to DailyMailTV in March, Dash apologized for his past comments.
“There are things that make me patient. The things I said, that I shouldn’t have told them when I told them, ”Dash said. “They are very proud and arrogant and angry. And that was Stacey then, but that’s not Stacey now. The man of compassion, Stacey’s empathy. ”
“God has forgiven me, no matter how I don’t forgive others,” he continues. “I don’t want to be judged, so how dare I judge anyone. That’s why when someone feels that way about me, like my judgment, that I apologize because that’s not me.”
Dash’s full interview will air on Thursday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show. Local air times can be found on the show’s website.