TODAY   |  April 10, 2013

Lindsay Lohan opens up about upcoming rehab stint

The troubled actress was on “Late Night with David Letterman” to promote her cameo in “Scary Movie 5,” but the conversation turned serious when Letterman pressed her about her problems with substance abuse.

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>>> back now at 7:49 with more of lindsay lohan 's appearance on "the late show with david letterman . ".

>> she was on the show to prepromotor "scary movie 5" but david addressed her substance abuse and court-ordered rehab that begins in may.

>> how many times have you been in rehab?

>> several.

>> and how will this time be different? what are they rehabbing first of all? what is on their list? what are they going to work on when you walk through the door?

>> we didn't discuss this in the pre-interview.

>> no, but it will be three months and --

>> no, i think to be honest i'm happiest when i'm working and healthiest and i think this is an opportunity for me to, you know, focus on what i love in life and i don't think it's a bad thing. i think it's a blessing.

>> to be able to perhaps a life saver , a career saving.

>> yes. thank you.

>> do you have addiction problems?

>> now you sound like dr. phil.

>> yeah, i'm sorry. is it like alcohol, do you drink too much?

>> we've discussed this in the past.

>> did we really? when? see i'm the one who is having the blackouts.

>> i'm just sayin'.

>> i ought to be in rehab. we never thought we'd see you again honestly, you know, because of the jokes and stuff, but yet you have enough spine, enough sense of yourself, enough poise to come out here and talk to me.

>> she was tearing up there at the end.

>> i think at one point he asked who is going to take her to rehab. she got teary there. she said "we didn't discuss this in the pre-interview" she said it in a joking way but stars go on that show and "the tonight show " and they don't expect sometimes a more probing interview and that's what makes it more effective and interesting to watch.

>> she keeps saying, and she said this in other interviews i'm happiest when i'm working but she's never working, remember "liz and dick" movie was a bomb.

>> and you hear what goes on, on set.

>> let's hope she gets it together.

>> you go back to look at "parent trap" so talented as a young kid. she's got it, just a matter of getting it back.

>> i can't believe she's in her mid-20s.

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