Lindsay Lohan cancels trip on Oprah’s advice
Lindsay Lohan is focussing on her sobriety rather than jetting to Europe to reward herself for completing rehab, according to a new report.
The 27-year-old actress recently completed a court-ordered 90-day stint in rehab stemming from charges of reckless driving and lying to police investigating her June 2012 car crash in Santa Monica, California.
Lindsay has been in rehab several times before.
Apparently she’s now determined not to fall off the wagon, and is heeding the advice given to her by Oprah Winfrey.
TMZ reports Lindsay had booked a one-way ticket to Europe while she was in treatment to “reward” herself.
The flight was reportedly scheduled to take off Monday night in New York.
Oprah, who is working with Lindsay on a docu-series for the media mogul’s OWN network, convinced the actress to change her mind, according to the website.
“We're told Oprah called Lindsay multiple times over the past 24 hours to convince her to stay put… and Lindsay bought it, believing she needs to focus on her sobriety right now - not jet-setting around the world,” the outlet reports.
Oprah recently spoke to Access Hollywood about rooting for the troubled starlet.
“I know it’s been described as publicly mentoring. I did an interview with her,” Oprah said of her TV sit-down with Lindsay.
The former talk show host said the pair also enjoyed a meaningful conversation off camera.
“I had a real conversation with her afterwards, saying, ‘Look, the reason why I’m doing this, obviously it’s going to be on television, and obviously you chose to say yes, or wanted to do this for your reasons, obviously you want people to watch this, but in the end, it’s about your life. I want you to win,’” Oprah recalled. “That’s what I said to her in that interview, ‘I want you to win.’”
Oprah also defended her choice to interview Lindsay.
She said critics should give the actress the chance to succeed.
“All the people who take issue [and say,] ‘Why are you [interviewing] her?’ I think she’s an interesting figure of our culture right now, " Oprah continued. “I think that lots of people make mistakes in their lives. We, as human beings, I think, cannot stand in judgment of how many chances you get. I think the arc of trying to reorganise, reshape and rebuild your career and your life… it’s a really interesting story, if you can pull that off,” she said.
Lindsay’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter will air this Sunday.
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