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Jeff Conaway Hospitalized, Still With Vikki Lizzi

The guy who once played Kenickie in Grease, or whom you may know from his more recent stint on Celebrity Rehab, fell in his LA home yesterday leaving him injured. Jeff Conaway’s fall left him with a broken hip, a broken arm, a fractured neck and a brain hemorrhage. Pretty serious stuff for a man already in poor health.

The news of the fall was confirmed to People by Jeff’s girlfriend, Vikki Lizzi. Anyone who watched that season of Celebrity Rehab will never forget their tumultuous relationship and their weird connection over drugs/Jeff’s failing health. According to People, he was also on Celebrity Fit Club back in 2006, but had to leave due to drug relapse. I didn’t manage to catch that, but if it was anything like Celebrity Rehab (but with more drugs!) than I’m sure it was an insane television viewing experience.

The sad thing is, Jeff has been addicted to drugs for so long, that it’s unlikely he’d be able to kick his addictions before he dies. That’s compounded by the fact that he lives with someone who encourages his addiction in a very backhanded way  (Vikki was called out by Dr. Drew on Celeb Rehab as a bad influence in Jeff’s life after showing up during visitation hours with pills on her person that were supposedly meant for her own consumption.) In a weird way, Jeff and Vikki remind you what that couple you know who has a sicko needy relationship could turn out to be if they were wealthier and more morally lax. It’s amazing how far some people can pull each other down for “love”, huh?

(If you’re unfamiliar with the pair, check out this video they made a couple years ago. Jeff and Vikki attempted to capitalize on their Celebrity Rehab fame by posting this video of Jeff shooting the actor who played Eddie Munster in the leg. The video turned out to be a fake made to promote Jeff and Vikki’s album, but you get a good idea of how they “really are” from it, anyway.)

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