Last month, Tila Tequila was in a bad, bad place. She had a brain aneurysm, and in an attempt to deal with the pain, took two bottles of prescription drugs. She overdosed and nearly died. Then she went to rehab!
Here’s the story about how she turned over a brand new leaf:
On the aneurysm: “I can remember feeling like the bones were popping out the side of my head [because] the pain was so bad. I took some medications and tried to go for a nap, but when I woke up I was vomiting. I really thought I was going to die.”
On life after rehab: “Honestly, I feel like I have been reborn. I should have died and feel blessed to have another chance at life and I intend to grasp it. I got excellent treatment and I did a total detox of all substances and medications. This was really tough but I managed to do it.”
On counseling: Tequila also participated in group and personal counseling sessions, which she says “was really helpful because I got to wipe the slate clean and could talk about a lot of things that I was embarrassed about before.” She adds: “I also got to hear other people talking about their issues and was able to just listen and offer my support to them, too. It really was a great experience for me and I came away from it feeling like a new person.”
On helping others: “I love talking to people and hopefully I can help them if they have problems. This whole experience has made me think about going back to school and taking psychiatry classes as I feel like I could really help people who have issues.”
On the rest of her life: “I would like to get married and have a family and move forward in a positive way. I feel like God was not ready to take me, and I have to make the most of this opportunity that I have been given,” she says. “It’s odd because what I went through was totally horrible, but I’m glad that I did because it has given me a new lease on life.”
Ok, as far as I can tell, there can only be a handful of reasons for this remarkably coherent, sort of heartwarming interview from good ol’ Tila here. One: it’s total bullshit. After all, this is a girl whose last name is Tequila, it wouldn’t be a total shock if she was just spouting all this off while sipping a margarita. Another option is that this is just a temporary change, and in a couple weeks we’ll get our old Tila back. The final reason for Tila Tequila’s new behavior is that she’s actually changed. Wouldn’t that be crazy, if we lived in a world where a girl like Tila Tequila can go through this horrific event and come out a changed woman who’s a valuable member of society?
Which one do you think it is?