New York: Kirstie Alley has revealed that Scientology played a very important role in helping her overcoming a severe addiction to cocaine.
The actress, who claims to have had secret relationships with John Travolta and Patrick Swayze, asserted that her cocaine use nearly took her life as she feared of taking an overdose each time.
“I thought I was going to overdose almost every time,” the New York Post quoted her as saying during an interview with “Entertainment Tonight.”
The ‘Cheers’ star confessed that she misused cocaine even when her health was at stake.
“I would snort the coke, then I would sit there, I’d take my pulse [thinking], ‘I’m dying, I’m dying, I’m dying.’ Who would keep doing it?” she said.
The 61-year-old also admitted that it was when her friend encouraged her to read ‘Dianetics’— one of the many Scientology ‘Bibles’ written by founder L. Ron Hubbard- that she was able to free herself from her addiction.
“Somehow I got through [the book], and I thought either [Scientology] is the world’s biggest scam, or I thought this is how I am going to get rid of this hideous compulsion,” she added.