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.