Lindsay Lohan appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, where she told the talk-show host that her upcoming court-ordered rehab was “a blessing.”
While Lohan appeared on Letterman’s show in an effort to promote an upcoming guest appearance on Charlie Sheen’s television program Anger Management and a cameo in Scary Movie 5, Letterman — who frequently uses Lohan as fodder for his jokes — quickly pressed for details of her court-ordered rehabilitation.
“Aren’t you supposed to be in rehab?” Letterman asked Lohan.
She said that she will start a three-month in-patient rehabilitation program on May 2.
Letterman pressed for more details and Lohan tried to joke, “we didn’t discuss this in the pre-interview,” but she eventually relented.
“To be honest, I’m the happiest when I’m working, and the healthiest, and I think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love in life,” Lohan told Letterman. “I don’t think it’s a bad thing, I think it’s a blessing, not a curse.”
The audience applauded.
However, she dodged Letterman’s follow-up: “Do you have addiction problems?” by saying: “Now you sound like Dr. Phil.”
And she tried to redirect: “We’re here for a movie, let’s stay on the positive.”
Whether or not the troubled star would even show up for her scheduled appearance on Letterman was questioned. In November, Lohan stood up Barbara Walters for an interview, ditching her for Jay Leno at the last minute. But she made it to Letterman and even joked about being early when she first stepped onto the set.
She did, however, blow off another court appearance to make it to Letterman. The New York Daily News reports that Lohan went out for sushi in Manhattan when she should have been in a California court for a deposition to speak about a 2010 incident involving celebrity photographer Grigor Balyan.