Hey guys! I was interviewed by the incredible @_jakewoodard on his podcast The Awake with Jake Show! We talked about spirituality, recovery and I shared some humorous stories from my days living on the streets!
“As an actor and comedienne, I have appeared on Comedy Central’s MADtv, Robot Chicken, Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, and NBC’s Medical Investigations. I partied with Hugh Hefner, appeared in glossy magazines and created the appearance of having a glamorous life. It all came at a cost. A few years into my acting career I spiraled into a late stage, nonfunctioning alcoholic.
My harrowing journey has led me to numerous rehabs, mental institutions, the streets, homes and beds of sexual predators, and jail. Ultimately, my addiction left me with a brain hemorrhage and multiple organ failure as a result of lying in one spot of a street musician’s filthy rug for a month, as acid from my urine burned holes through my skin. When I was admitted to the hospital, I weighed 78 pounds, had a blood alcohol level of .503, and a rampant blood staph infection. I was told by my doctor I wouldn’t have survived the night without medical intervention.
After surviving so many tussles with death, the pain associated with drinking finally eclipsed the memory of pleasure, and I was finally able to give up alcohol, fully embracing a life of forgiveness, gratitude, love, and sobriety.
I just finished writing my memoir HUMAN ON FIRE which you will be able to purchase on my website HUMANONFIRE.COM in the near future.
LINK TO THIS EPISODE:
Laughter is the New Drug of Choice