Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Drug Addiction: I Was Toxic Like Prince
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The 'Scream Queens' star opens up on her past addiction to prescription drugs in the aftermath of Prince's passing.

AceShowbiz - %cJamie Lee Curtis%, 57, opens up on her past struggle with drug addiction following %cPrince%'s death. In a note she wrote for The Huffington Post, the "Scream Queens" actress reveals she was secretly addicted to prescription pills in the past.

"I can relate. I was toxic too," the star says, addressing the report suggesting that Prince might be hooked on painkillers before he died. "I too, waited anxiously for a prescription to be filled for the opiate I was secretly addicted to," she reveals. "I too, took too many at once. I too, sought to kill emotional and physical pain with pain killers. Kill it. Make it stop."

"Too many of our fellow humans, famous, infamous, and not famous at all, have sought the same relief. The symbolism of %cJames Taylor%'s 'Fire and Rain,' an anthem of addiction, seems more poignant as now it is a purple rain, another loss to drug addiction," she explains before adding that she has been "in recovery" from her addition for over 17 years.

"Most people who become addicted, like me, do so after a prescription for a painkiller following a medical procedure. Once the phenomenon of craving sets in, it is often too late," Curtis says. "I, like all of you, mourn the passing of a great artist but I also mourn the passing of potential artists past and present, caught in this deadly vise."

"Let's work harder, look closer and do everything we can not to enable and in doing so, disable, our loved ones who are ill," she concludes. "This is what it sounds like when we all cry."

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