A somewhat surprising person is allegedly behind Nadya “Octomom” Suleman‘s decision to check herself into rehab for a Xanax dependency. Michael Lohan is claiming credit for getting the mother of 14 to admit she needed help.
Lohan started up a nonprofit organization in Florida nine months ago that stages interventions for those with substance abuse problems (we wonder which two people could have influenced that decision). When Suleman’s manager contacted Lohan with concerns about his client’s pill addiction, it was the father of Lindsay Lohan who decided to take action.
“The most important thing is the willingness to realize and surrender to the issue and commit to getting help, which Nadya did!” Lohan tells TMZ, confirming that he was the one who made arrangements for her treatment program. “If it wasn’t for her manager Gina, my good friend, Tim Chapman at the Chapman house/Teen savers and Gina’s daughter, this would not have been possible. They deserve a lot of credit!”
Suleman is currently in treatment for the next 30 days, though she does have the ability to call her children twice a day. The rehab facility has reportedly offered to pay for her treatment, as she has previously had money troubles.