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Frankie Lons, Keyshia Cole's Mom, Opens Up About Addiction and Celebrity Rehab

By AD Lynn |

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Frankie Lons is set to appear on the fourth season of Celebrity Rehab, and is already opening up about her specific addiction. Lons is best known as the mom of R & B star Keyshia Cole, herself a reality TV star (Cole’s show, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, aired on BET from 2006-2008). With Celebrity Rehab, she is sure to come into her own. She spoke candidly about her addiction on a recent Rickey Smiley show:

“I had really started overdoing it with my drinking. It’s really taking its toll because sometimes I wake up and don’t remember nothing. Basically I’m hiding stuff from myself and that means that I need help,” she said, adding that her drink of choice is Hennessy. As for when she knew she needed rehab, she said, “Last month. Well, I’ve been in denial. I thought I was drinking socially until I woke up and didn’t realize where I was. Sometimes I feel like I know I’ve got it under control, but that’s just the devil.”

It’s not the first brush with addiction for Lons: in 2006 she was arrested for selling narcotics. Frankie Lons’ Celebrity Rehab season airs later this year.

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Allison Lynn is a writer and editor whose articles have appeared in publications ranging from PEOPLE to The New York Times Book Review. She blogged for Babble’s Famecrawler, and authored the novels "The Exiles" and "Now You See It". Read more of her work on her blog, Allison Lynn.

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