September 01, 2010 05:08:05 GMT
The veteran singer thinks the troubled actress needs 'to change her circle of friends,' adding that his daughter Nicole Richie did the same thing.
Lionel Richie has warned Lindsay Lohan to leave her Hollywood pals behind for good - before their partying lifestyle kills her. The "Hello" hitmaker considers Lohan "family" because she was so close to his daughter Nicole when they were growing up.
He admits it's hard for him to see the "Mean Girls" actress' life going off the rails - and he is adamant she needs to ditch her "circle of friends" before she ends up dead like his close pal Michael Jackson. Richie tells Britain's OK! magazine, "When you're famous, your day is like: 'Oh my God, that's wonderful!'... 'What did you do last night, Lionel?' 'Well I turned over two tables in a bar and I threw a bottle at the wall.' 'That's okay, Mr Richie.' After a while you start realizing, if I can get away with everything, when is enough enough? It can make you nuts, more importantly it can kill you."
"Look at Michael Jackson. How many people get Propofol? But if you're big enough you can get your hands on just about everything... Lindsay needs to change her circle of friends. Nicole is there for her. Nicole had to get away from that crowd to get better."