Hayden Panettiere opens up about her secret addiction to opioids, alcohol, and how it nearly cost her her career and life. The former NashvilleIn a new interview, star, 32, opens up about her addiction journey. PEOPLEThis is her story about how she has found peace in the midst of trauma therapy and inpatient treatment during the past year. Scream franchise.
“I was on top of the world and I ruined it,”Panettiere spoke about her addictions to drugs and alcohol. This was exacerbated by intense postpartum depression that followed Kaya’s 7-year-old birth. “I’d think I hit rock bottom, but then there’s that trap door that opens.”Former child star, she became a star at age 11 with her roles in soap operas. Remember the TitansShe said that she was just 15 years old when her team started to offer her services. “happy pills.”
“They were to make me peppy during interviews,”The actress was remembered. “I had no idea that this was not an appropriate thing, or what door that would open for me when it came to my addiction.”At the height of her career, she starred in several movies. HeroesPanettiere, 16 years old, stated that she had been drinking alcohol and taking opioids occasionally. She also worked as a nurse. “saving grace”Keeping her on track.
“But things kept getting out of control [off set],” Panettiere continued. “And as I got older, the drugs and alcohol became something I almost couldn’t live without.”The star moved on. NashvilleKaya, her daughter, was born to her and Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. Postpartum depression made things even more difficult and Panettiere became increasingly dependent upon alcohol.
“I never had the feeling that I wanted to harm my child, but I didn’t want to spend any time with her,” said Panettiere. “There was just this gray color in my life.”Klitschko’s relationship began to end with her drinking. She would drink and sneak away from Klitschko. “didn’t want to be around” her. Kaya was sent to Ukraine in 2018 by the actress after they split. “the hardest thing [she] ever had to do,”But it was the best thing for her little girl.
She was at her lowest point “I would have the shakes when I woke up and could only function with sipping alcohol,”Panettiere was admitted to hospital with jaundice. “Doctors told me my liver was going to give out,”She recalled. “I was no longer a 20-year-old who could just bounce right back.”Panettiere eventually went to rehab for eight more months. She said it helped her. “get over the hump”She is a victim of her addiction. “It’s an everyday choice, and I’m checking in with myself all the time,” said Panettiere. “But I’m just so grateful to be part of this world again, and I will never take it for granted again.”
Call the National Drug Helpline (844) 289 0879 if you or someone you care about is suffering from substance abuse or addiction.