Eve – I Started Drinking & Popping Xanax
The Talk co-host Eve is opening up about a dark period during her life. While discussing Willow Smith’s recent revelation, the 39-year-old rapper turned talk show host says that at one point she was drinking heavy and popping pain pills to cope. She shares,
I was out of a toxic relationship, I didn’t have a TV show, I didn’t have a record deal. I was just kind of like, ‘What is happening to my life?’ So I started drinking. A lot. I started drinking and drinking and drinking because I didn’t want to deal with my emotions. I didn’t have anybody to really talk to. I was even popping Xanax and drinking to numb my pain. And at the time that I was in it, I didn’t see that I was harming myself. I just felt like I was coping but I really wasn’t. You think of harming yourself as cutting, but drinking and drugs is exactly the same thing in many ways.
She admits that an incident in 2007 was her wake-up call. She was charged with a DUI while driving in Los Angeles late one night,crashing into a cement divider and over a sign on the divider.
I got a DUI and it took my DUI to wake me up because I had to wear one of those ankle things and I didn’t want to because I knew it would force me to deal with my ‘S’, my stuff,. And thankfully I did and was able to get healthy. I prayed myself through it and I finally started figuring out the things that I needed to do to make myself healthy.