Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan revealed during the finale of her OWN TV reality TV series Lindsay that she suffered a miscarriage during filming the show.
“No one knows this – I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off. It’s a very long story,” the Mean Girls actress said emotionally on the episode that aired yesterday, April 20.
“That’s why on the show when it says she doesn’t want to come down, she doesn’t want to come down, I couldn’t move. I was sick. And mentally that messes with you,” she said.”Watching this series, I just know how I felt at that moment and I can relate to that girl, which sounds kind of crazy, but I’m like, ‘Oh my god, this is really sad. Who’s helping her?'”
She said an emergency left her immobilized. She could have been referencing the dilation and curretage (commonly called D&C) that is performed to remove tissue from a failed pregnancy following a miscarriage.
LiLo said the medical emergency left her immobilized.
“I couldn’t move, I was sick,” Lohan added. “Mentally, that messes with you.”
And that is quite true. After suffering a miscarriage myself in 2001, it took months to move forward and it is a mentally distressing thing to go through, especially if you were looking forward to carrying the child to term. Imagine how much additionally mentally traumatic it could be if you’re also overcoming addiction, filming a television show and having the pressure of trying to revive your career at the same time?
Lohan did not reveal who the father of her child was, but following the episode, multiple sources revealed that her mom Dina tweeted at Oprah Winfrey to call her. She soon thereafter deleted the tweet.
Very traumatic and from screening the clip (see below), it looks convincing, although many people are saying she is acting and making it up, perhaps to revive the show. It received only 700,000 viewers upon debut and has been suffering in the ratings since then.
It came off as genuine to me.
But based on what people saw on the show, her history of substance abuse and negligent and reckless behavior, and considering how many chances she’s been given, the hesitance of the public to believe the tragic event occurred or show her sympathy is understandable.