After a month long stay at a Florida rehab center, the reality star Tila Tequila checked out of the facility, reports E! News. Tila “has completed treatment,” said Tequila’s manager. “She is the healthiest she has ever been and is ready to get back to work. She is thankful for all the support she received from her fans and for the privacy the media gave her during her difficult time,” her manager told E! News.
The thin star wasn’t only in the rehab center for a drug addiction, reports RadarOnline.com. She was also suffering from an eating disorder. “Tila is a really small girl to begin with so she usually weighs around 100 pounds, but at the height of her sickness she was down to 75 pounds,” reports RadarOnline.com.
TMZ further reports that Tequila entered rehab for both substance abuse and psychological issues. The celebrity news website indicates that Tequila agreed to rehab after speaking with her friends about it and following an alleged suicide attempt. “She began to realize she had a problem when she started to see her bones protruding from her body. It really scared her,” reports TMZ.
Those who have been following celebrity news may recall that Tequila was hospitalized for a near life-threatening brain aneurysm and alleged drug overdose.
While in treatment, Tequila began work on her autobiography. She also joined the Dial-A-Star network so that she could help others in situations similar to hers. “I love talking to people and hopefully I can help them if they have problems,” she told US Weekly. “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.”
After seeking treatment at the rehabilitation center, Tequila opened up to US Weekly. “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,” said Tequila.
Tila Nguyen, birth name, is a 30-year old model and celebrity personality. She is known for her photographs in various men’s magazines, such as Penthouse, Maxim, and Stuff. She also was host for Fuse TV, which features strip tease performances. In terms of page views, she is the most popular MySpace artist. Tequila had a reality show on MTV titled A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, which aired for two seasons. She also published a self-help book titled: Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party.
While in rehab, Tequila was able to gain most of her 25 pound weight loss back, according to the Huffington Post.
For now, she’s sober and healthy. Here’s wishing she stays that way.