Emergency: Demi Moore Rushed to Hospital
Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital late Monday night. Substance abuse? Or just plain old exhaustion?
Man, it’s been a rough couple of months for Demi Moore—so rough that she was rushed to the hospital late Monday night.
TMZ broke the news first. Apparently a 911 call was placed at 10:45 Monday night. In a tale that sounds somewhat similar to Heather Locklear’s recent ordeal, paramedics found when they responded to the call that Demi required further care and transported her to a local hospital. This basic chain of events was confirmed to People by L.A. City Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence: “I can confirm that we received an emergency call at 10:49pm for an unknown illness related to that address.” He continued, “We transported at least one patient to a local hospital. The patient was transported at 11:31pm.”
TMZ reported that they were told the cause was substance abuse; however, I’m not totally convinced that’s the case. A statement released by Demi’s rep on Tuesday night chalked it up to exhaustion: “Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.” And to be honest? She really has had a terrible couple of months, and exhaustion sounds about right. We’ve all been through bad breakups, right? So we know how much they can take it out of you. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be going through that in the public eye, like Demi is. In any event though, even if it does end up being substance abuse, I’m glad that Demi is choosing to get the help she needs, rather than to keep suffering through it on her own.
She’s also, by the way, dropped out of the Linda Lovelace biopic she was set to appear in. Demi had originally signed on to play Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, alongside James Franco as Hugh Hefner and Amanda Seyfried as Linda herself; however, her rep confirmed that she would no longer be working on the project. This is probably a good thing, as she clearly needs the time to convalesce.
We wish Demi and her family the best. Get well soon!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.