Last week we learned that Lindsay Lohan would be making an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman this week … and last night was the night. Lindsay sat opposite Letterman to promote her upcoming guest appearance on the Charlie Sheen series Anger Management as well as her cameo in Scary Movie 5 and, of course, to talk about her upcoming court-ordered 90 stint in rehab. Letterman grilled her a bit on her upcoming visit to rehab and Lindsay shot back blasé answers that really make her punishment seem like no big deal. I mean, it’s not a big surprise that Lindsay doesn’t seem to be taking her punishment seriously. According to Lindsay, she doesn’t see rehab as a “bad thing” but, instead, as “a blessing” … which is why she’s gone to rehab so many times and has lived such a blessed life, I think. Click below to watch video from Lindsay’s appearance on The Late Show last night and hear for yourselves what she has to say about her upcoming fortuitous stint in rehab.
Lindsay Lohan wouldn’t say what troubles drove her to rehab or what kind of treatment she’ll receive, but the actress insists she welcomes the experience, even if it is court-ordered. “To be honest, I’m happiest when I’m working – the healthiest,” she said Tuesday night on The Late Show with David Letterman. “I think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love in life. And I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think it’s a blessing.” Lohan, 26, escaped a jail sentence last month when she reached a plea agreement in a lying-to-police case that calls for three months in a locked-down rehab facility, starting May 2. Appearing on Letterman to promote the film Scary Movie V and the TV show Anger Management, Lohan got a warm reception from the audience despite a couple of awkward moments when she bristled at Letterman’s questions or simply refused to answer them. When Letterman asked, “How many times have you been in rehab?” The obviously uncomfortable Lohan answered only, “Several.” “And how will this time be different?” he continued. “What are they rehabbing, first of all? What is on their list? What are they going to work on when you walk through the door?” “We didn’t discuss this in the pre-interview,” she answered. But Letterman continued to (lightly) grill her, asking when she was supposed to go to rehab, and who would be taking her. Looking away, Lohan awkwardly answered, “Jimmy Fallon … and you. And Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels.” But the actress was quick to clarify, “I don’t want people to think I’m making a joke about [rehab]. It’s not a joking matter.” Seemingly serious for a moment, Letterman praised Lohan, telling her, “We never thought we’d see you again, honestly, because of the jokes and stuff. But yet you have enough spine, enough sense of yourself, enough poise, to come out here and talk to me.” His reaction caused Lohan to briefly tear up – but the moment of seriousness was punctuated with yet another (awkward) joke, as she reached for a mug on his desk and sipped, saying, “Oh, I thought this was going to be vodka. Shucks!” “You gotta stop drinking,” Letterman jokingly chided. “They don’t let you drink in rehab.”
Before Lindsay checks herself into rehab on May 2, she will be partying her ass off at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this weekend (and likely the following weekend as well) and then she will attend a premiere event for Scary Movie 5 with Charlie Sheen as her date. Clearly, she is taking her upcoming stint in rehab seriously. I mean, at this point … what else is there to say? Her critics will maintain that she isn’t seriously about her recovery. Her enablers will say that she’s being picked on. And Lindsay herself will continue to make a career out of being a trainwreck. The sun will also rise in the East tomorrow morning. I will continue to hope that Lindsay will, one day, get her act together but … I don’t think that time has come just yet. Let’s pray that she figures out how to save her own life before she runs out of life to save.