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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Lohan Fears Prescription Drugs Are Killing Lindsay

Oct. 6 2009, Published 4:46 a.m. ET

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Lindsay Lohan's Spring 2010 collection for Ungaro debuted over the weekend in Paris to lukewarm reviews. But it was the actress's shockingly frail appearance that garnered the most attention.

Wearing a white, asymmetrical mini-dress, Lohan looked out of it and gaunt as she walked the runway following Sunday's show.

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Now in an exclusive interview with, Lindsay's dad, Michael Lohan, is speaking out about his daughter's downward spiral; one he blames on prescription drugs.

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"I'm going to get her off the prescription drugs that she's on," Lohan told us in a candid interview. "I hate it when people talk about illegal drug abuse... because it's not just drinking and illegal drugs that kill you. Prescription drugs can destroy and kill a person and are sometimes harder to stop. Look at Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson."

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Lohan asked us not to reveal what specific medications he believes his daughter is abusing, but says they've taken over her life.

"You know why Lindsay's not acting in feature films right now? Because she can't," he said. "Because the girl with all the talent is hidden and buried deep inside this fungus that's grown because of the prescription drugs. She can't be herself. When you hug her she's like, vacant inside. When she kisses or holds me I get chills, and not in a good way-in a bad way."

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Lohan had a chance to spend some quality time with his oldest daughter following the break-in at her Hollywood Hills home. He says he was shocked by how much she'd changed.

"She's a different person. I was out there for a week when she was living at the Sunset Marquis Hotel and I would sit there and cry. It was horrible. This was not the kid I raised," Lohan told

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Lohan says he's speaking out now because he's worried about Lindsay's health and fears she's being taken advantage of by those he calls "enablers."

"I don't care what anyone says about Lindsay. The Lindsay Lohan I lived with when I was married was a focused, intelligent, gifted girl that needed no prescription medication, no assistance from a therapist. Whoever the people are that came into her life and convinced her otherwise should be thrown in jail, because they're the same type of people who are responsible for the deaths of Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson and DJ AM," Lohan said. "Everything was fine in our family until Dina and I got divorced. And that's when all the kids' lives started to unravel... including Lindsay's."



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