In an upsetting turn of events, Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital Monday night after a call was placed to 911 for what her rep is calling "exhaustion" but what is being widely reported as a substance-abuse problem. (So, obviously, grains of salt at the ready. But as I said with the recent Tracy Morgan incident, no one believes "exhaustion" is a thing. Just retire that one.) Here is the official statement from her people to TMZ:
Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.
Unfortunately for Moore, this has put a few future projects on hold, including her (miscast, honestly) role as Gloria Steinem in the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, Lovelace. (This is the one with Amanda Seyfried, not the one that almost starred Lindsay Lohan but now stars Malin Ackerman.) Feel free to make the obligatory "Demi Moore pulls out of Linda Lovelace" jokes in the comments, because I haven't had enough coffee and really, I can't do all the work for you.
As we're all aware, Moore recently split from Ashton Kutcher, her husband of six years. If you'd ask me to put a bet on who came out of that union stronger a few weeks ago, my money would have been on Moore, given Kutcher's skeezy hot-tub parties and lackluster performance on Two and a Half Men. And even though Moore's public persona can irk at times — like her attempts to teach people Important Lessons over Twitter — it's hard not to feel bad for her. Kutcher seems like kind of douche, and I was really pulling for her to come out on top. Hopefully she'll get better soon, line up some good projects and product endorsements, and then rub her success in his face.