Monday, February 1, 2010

Elton John Helped Donatella Versace Kick Cocaine Habit

Sir Elton John may be putting Dr Drew out of business as celebrity-drug-interventionist-in-chief. Not only has the singer cleaned up his act, but he's help Eminem kick all those drugs he was addicted to, according to a new book, he swooped down on Donatella Versace and helped her quit cocaine. Sir Elton tricked Donatella by telling her she was attending her daughter's Allegra's 18th birthday party.

According to the NY Daily News:
The showdown was timed to coincide with Allegra Versace's birthday, and the teen joined John in confronting her mother. The plan worked. The drug-addicted designer climbed aboard a private plane that night and flew to The Meadows, a rehabilitation facility in Wickenberg, Ariz. The 343-page book says that Donatella's appetite for cocaine left her paranoid, semi-coherent and erratic. Her wild mood swings frightened her two children. The designer bottomed out during the debut of her men's collection just weeks before she cleaned up, the book reports. During a dress rehearsal, Donatella sat on a sofa "so dazed that her bodyguards had to sit on either side of her to prop her up." The emaciated design doyenne then held a rambling news conference so embarrassing that it led a longtime Versace executive to quit. As her drug spiral worsened, Donatella snorted cocaine openly in front of employees, before fashion shows and at after-parties while security stood outside the bathroom door, the book said.
The book also claims Donatella went on a three-day cocaine binge Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone. And that's not it. After the memorial service for her brother Gianni, Donatella sorted coke with Christopher and Courtney Love.

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