A Star Shattered: Chapter Twenty-Eight
Tammy recalls her struggle with drinking as she details a failed trip to rehab.
Shortly after Tammy’s WWE HOF induction, her relationship with John soured and they broke up. She decides to not go into detail due to it being personal and they remain friends. They broke up in September 2011 after her first attempt at rehab. Rehab was at the insistent of John, who believed that Tammy was drinking more than she thought she was. Needless to say, the trip to rehab didn’t go very well considering she was drunk nearly the entire time there. She became an expert escape artist while there.
While at the rehab center, she was determined to go to a local liquor store that she noticed while in a limo to the center. Tammy walked on a trail around the building and walked through woods for two hundred yards before climbing a barbed wire fence and walking through two neighborhoods to reach her goal of getting to the liquor store.
Tammy bought Southern Comfort and did this fifteen days in a row. Thus, she was drunk the entire time while in rehab. She left rehab about a week and a half later and showcased to the staff that she had booze on her. After leaving, she got her own apartment for the first time in her life and spent the holidays drunk on her couch.
At this point, she wasn’t capable of taking care of herself as a single woman and needed someone to take care of her. Her drinking caused her numerous illnesses and knew that something had to give.
Chapter Twenty-Nine coming soon!