Princess Leia: I Was Not Drunk, "I Was Having A Bipolar Episode"

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 22 March 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Carrie Fisher Sobriety

Actress, author, self admitted alcoholic, and daughter of none other than Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, was recently caught on camera appearing inebriated, incoherent, and "wasted" as some news outlets described.

The alleged incident occurred on a cruise ship, while Fisher, otherwise known as Princess Leia of George Lucas's original Star War's trilogy. Fisher was participating as a surprise celebrity performer on the Holland America Eurodam cruise-ship when she was said to have been slurring her way through a performance with her little dog.

Spectators say that not only did Fisher slur her words, she stopped to wipe up urine and feces that her dog relieved himself of. If that was not enough, Fisher chased after audience members who opted to leave the performance.

According to Fisher, there is a reason for all that caca behavior, and it has nothing to do with alcoholism. Apparently Fischer is Bi-polar. She was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder, also known as Manic Depression, when she was 28 years old, as she revealed to Oprah back in 2011.

Subsequent to the recent cruise incident, Fisher was briefly hospitalized and her publicist cited Bi-polar as the reason for the "irrational" behavior, contrary to popular thought that alcohol was the culprit.

During the Oprah interview Fisher described living with Bi-polar as, “It feels like my brain gets moored down in cement, and [electroshock] kind of blows that apart,” Fisher said. “You can move on from whatever feelings you cannot resolve through therapy and medications.”

With that said, in 2008 Fisher wrote a very successful book, Wishful Drinking, about her struggles with alcoholism.

As mentioned previously, Fisher is sober after struggling with drugs and alcohol for more than twenty years. That is rather awesome Princess Leia! By the way, we are glad that you did not relapse.


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Original Article URL: nydailynews

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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