Whoopi Goldberg: Admits to being a former "functioning drug addict"

Wednesday 9, February 2011

Oscar and Grammy winning star Whoopi Goldberg has admitted that she was a "functioning drug addict" during her younger years.

While having a discussion about Charlie Sheen's recent struggles on The View, Goldberg revealed that she once battled a serious substance abuse problem.

"I was a functioning drug addict," she said. "I showed up for work because I knew a lot of people would be out of work and I wouldn't get a cheque that I needed to buy my drugs."

The comedian went to say that her addiction eventually became so severe that she was afraid to leave her bedroom.

"I was so scared. I hit bottom," she added. "I did that a long time ago."

Goldberg further asserted that she is now "as straight as an arrow", having kicked her drug habit some years ago.

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