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.