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We all know that Lindsay Lohan needs help -- but according to her doctors, drug rehab may be the wrong kind of help for her.
Classified medical documents from Lohan's UCLA treatment center were leaked to TMZ, and they paint a picture of a girl who's got a lot of mental baggage, but not necessarily a drug problem. The documents allegedly claim that Lohan had no withdrawal symptoms from prescription drugs or alcohol. They suggest, instead, that she has been misdiagnosed with both bipolar disorder and ADHD, and instead suffers from a "personality disorder" common among young celebrities. According to TMZ, Lohan's doctors say she is not a drug or alcohol addict, and they recommend she be released from rehab after 30 days (instead of her 90 day sentence).
We're as surprised as you are. And here's some more good news for Lindsay: the new district attorney on Lohan's case says she's perfectly willing to let LiLo leave early, as long as the doctors say it's okay.
So, let's say that Lohan, 24, actually does get out of rehab in a matter of weeks. What happens next? Well, she's already got a full date book: First, she makes the press rounds and talks about her experience in jail. Then she resumes filming her racy porn-star biopic Inferno. If the timing is right, she may also end up doing press rounds for her next feature film, Machete (coming out on Sept. 3). And no doubt, she'll get a lot of attention for all of these things.
The problem is that the world isn't ready for a Lindsay Lohan comeback. And there are two reasons. One is that we're all still worried about her, so it's hard to sit back and just let her entertain us. And the second is that she never went away. A successful comeback, we've realized, involves some time away from the spotlight. Exhibit A: Sandra Bullock, who all but went into hibernation before re-emerging as Hollywood's #1 female star. Even Britney Spears benefitted from taking a few months to get back in shape, spend time with her family and re-tool her image before the release of Circus.
We know that Lohan has a lot to do after rehab. But we'd recommend a long walk away from Hollywood to find her footing, before she tries to stumble back.
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