A post on RadarOnline.com Friday revealed news that some people may find startling, even downright ridiculous: Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s father, announced that he was going to open a drug and alcohol rehab center in California.
“Yes it’s true, I’ll be running it,” Lohan reportedly revealed to the site via an exclusive interview. He goes on to say: “I think it’s time that Dina and I both step out of the media for a while, and for me that means getting back to what I know best — helping people with addiction.”
From a certain perspective, it would seem that Mr. Lohan may be able to pull off something like that, if he pulls something out of his “treasure box” of personal experience with substance abuse. After all, if his daughter has her run-ins with the law, he was in the same predicament way before she did.
The fact, though, that he was giving an interview 48 hours after Lindsay’s release from a court-mandated stay in rehab has tongues wagging. The comments section of the feature certainly contained a number of negative reactions, to say the least. Reader Ellie, for instance, said: “He’s blowing smoke again. He has no education & no credentials.”
At any rate, Lohan revealed that he was receiving support from a “really well-known person” that he declined to name, and that he already has a circle of therapists. Financing has already been completed, although the location is reportedly still under negotiation. He said that he will be moving to California to run the center.