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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alum Katya Zamolodchikova Talks Recent Relapse, Rehab Stint

That is so unhappy. Earlier this month, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Katya Zamolodchikova opened up in a brand new interview a couple of substance abuse relapse that landed her in rehab earlier this yr. The VH1 actuality star — whose actual title is Brian McCook — beforehand took a drag hiatus to concentrate on getting higher.

The fan favourite instructed Radar On-line about utilizing meth and extra, which led to “hallucinations, visions [and] auditory hallucinations that befell within the type of God” and a “full and whole psychotic break from actuality.” She instructed the publication, “I couldn’t inform what was actual, and what was not actual. [My friends and family members] tried to make me go to rehab, I mentioned, ‘Nice, tremendous tremendous.’ My dad mentioned, ‘You do what’s best for you,’ and my mother mentioned, ‘You higher do it, b–ch!'” We’re glad to listen to the star bought assist!

Katya’s Viceland’s The Trixie & Katya Present co-host, Trixie Mattel, beforehand opened as much as Life & Fashion about her pal’s battle. “I’ll simply say this. Psychological well being and sobriety is just not a straight line and Drag Race is a household and we assist our relations by means of something. The perfect half is my sister is tending to her private well being,” she mentioned again in January. “Katya is getting wholesome, so I’m joyful for her. We’re nonetheless cool with one another. I nonetheless observe her on each platform and I nonetheless name and textual content her day by day.”

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Katya first competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race throughout Season 7 and got here in fifth place, and likewise appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars 2, when she was named runner-up. She introduced her drag hiatus earlier this yr throughout an Instagram dwell video and resurfaced once more earlier this week.

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