Lindsay Lohan: New Jail Sentence Left Me "Numb"

Celebrity News Apr. 26, 2011 AT 10:19AM
Lindsay Lohan: New Jail Sentence Left Me "Numb" Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com

No Mean Girls here!

Lindsay Lohan made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday night. The embattled actress, 24, received a standing ovation from the studio audience and opened up about her legal woes.

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Lohan was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Friday after a judge ruled her alleged necklace theft in January put her in violation of the probation terms set forth after her 2007 DUI arrest. Although she was released on $75,000 bail later that day, she's due back in court May 11 for her trial. 

She described her jail sentence as "shocking" and said it left her "kind of numb."

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"At what point did you realize, 'Oh my God, I could lose this, this could slip away from me?'" Jay Leno asked Lohan.

"I think that when, you know, being young and being in the position I was in, you don't really take the time to appreciate what you have and it's all kind of a whirlwind, and people make decisions for you," she replied. "But I'm not a kid anymore--I'm 24. I've made a lot of mistakes and I recognize that. I'm in the clear now, and as long as I stay focused, I can achieve what I want to achieve."

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Lohan told the late night host that despite her legal woes, she's still confirmed for her role in the upcoming mob movie, Gotti: Three Generations, alongside John Travolta.

The pre-taped interview airs Tuesday night.

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