In the 90s she was on top of the world but comedic actress Brett Butler soon found her world crashing down around her thanks to her drug addiction. The Grace Under Fire Actress found herself fueding with show runner Chuck Lorre just like Charlie Sheen did and just like him ended up without a job but unlike Sheen Butler became homeless and ended up battling her addiction problem.
“I almost died like Michael Jackson,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “I was dying of addiction. … I did everything but crack and needles pretty much. I had a variety of things given to me by a doctor, and other things. I’m not doing it to be coy, but I’m not going to go through what I did. I did it ’til the wheels came off.”
Now that she’s gotten her life back on track but with hitting a standup circuit again and her career’s future is still looking promising.
“It’s almost like I was a horse that ran in the derby once. The kids are coming up and going, ‘Are you still doing this?’ I think it’s something to do with me living through it,” she says. “I don’t think about what I survived. I hope I forgive, I hope I’m forgiven, and I’m just really glad that I think things are funny and there’s no end to that.”
Brett Butler has been given a precious thing a second chance and those don’t come along very often so I sincerely hope that she does her best to take advantage of it.