Lindsay Lohan Confesses: I Failed a Drug Test
Lindsay Lohan is coming clean.
Lohan, 24, wrote:
"Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result."
In late August, Judge Elden Fox prescribed the strict terms of supervised probation for Lohan after her release from court-mandated rehab -- which included random drug testing in addition to intensive psychotherapy sessions, 12-step meetings and regular chats with a "chemical dependency mentor". At the time, Judge Fox warned Lohan she would face 30 days in jail for any positive drug test.
The Machete actress continued:
"Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future. This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences."
On Friday, authorities in the courts and the sheriff's department weren't yet aware of Lohan's test results.
"I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that i am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful," Lohan concluded. "Thank you all!!!"
Lohan's rehab stay at UCLA Medical Center ended Aug. 24 after 23 days; earlier that month, she spent just 13 days in jail out of a 90 day sentence. (Her rehab and jail stints were related to probation violations stemming from 2007 DUI arrest.)
Lohan was spotted partying until the wee hours at NYC's Boom Boom Room on Sept. 11. A witness told Us Weekly: "It looked like she didn't want to be noticed."