“To choose to do what is necessary to better one’s self is commendable. I applaud Lindsay Lohan for doing the work. She is a lovely young lady and I pray for her well-being,” Chaka wrote on her website, admitting she sought treatment for an addiction to prescription medication.
“The battle of addiction is a serious and long process, which is why I chose to address my use of prescription medications—which came about as a result of the knee surgery I had a few years ago. When and if necessary, I will seek alternative methods and traditional treatment to stay ahead of any potential problem.”
“Chaka was really cool about everything at Cliffside, but Lindsay just pushed all of her buttons to the point where she was aggravated and tired of Lindsay’s sh*t,” a former patient who was in rehab with the two told Radar in an exclusive interview.
“Lindsay was just doing stupid stuff for attention, so Chaka told her she was childish and told her to grow up. She never lost it, but started yelling at Lindsay. Told her to knock it off, asking her if she came to rehab to get well, or just to piss around.”
Chaka — who has admittedly struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism in the past, spending several stints in rehab centers — left Cliffside a week early because she couldn’t stand Lindsay, the source claims.
“So many are not here today, and have lost this battle with addiction,” Chaka noted in her statement.
“Because these medications are legal, their abuse is often unknown—until it’s too late. If not handled they are a silent killer.”
Of Chaka the source told Radar, “She’s a positive lady and quite interesting, in a good way. She just needed the strength and at the end of the day she got what she was looking for.”