By MailOnline Reporter. She first spoke of her 30 year battle with addiction back in and during a candid appearance on ITV's Loose Women, Belinda Carlisle, 58, has admitted she is 'lucky' to still be alive. The 80s star, who found fame as a member of girl group The Go-Go's, admitted she had chosen to take her son to rehab to learn about drug addiction, after learning addiction can be 'genetic'. And reflecting on her own battle, Belinda confessed that she was 'lucky' her looks have not been altered as a result, joking: 'I should look like the Phantom of the Opera. Candid: Belinda Carlisle, 58, spoke of her battle with drug addiction and admitted she had taken her son James Mason to rehab with her after learning it could be 'genetic'.
Belinda Carlisle admits she took her son to rehab with her
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One of the things I admire most about my mom is that there is not one bit of inauthenticity or dishonesty in her body. When she acts a certain way or says a certain thing, it's because she means it; she never, ever holds back, and that's something you don't find in many people, especially in these superficial days we live in today. That same candor was on display on the day I came out to her almost six years ago, when she broke down in tears after I finally managed to conjure up the courage to utter the words "I like boys" to her on our way back from a trip to the lake. She couldn't stop crying, and I remember thinking that this must mean she doesn't approve. After three days of being holed up in her bedroom, she finally came out and talked to me about it. She said she felt bad about her breakdown in the car, because it might have led me to believe that it was a sign of her disapproval, when in fact it was just shock; she couldn't hide it, because that's how she felt, and as I said before, she never, ever holds back.
Yes, they may do one-off shows here and there, but the experience of touring with the band that was such a big part of my childhood and my life up until now is probably over. Bassist Kathy Valentine left the group in and was replaced by a touring member Abby Travis. Carlisle embarked in a solo career when the group split for a time in She has been quite publicly supportive of her son since he came out publicly.
That is the story of the ex-punk rocker, ex-cocaine addict, ex-lesbian lust icon and the ex-target of no fewer than 32 stalkers. She lived in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood and wore hand-me-down clothes. Belinda, the eldest of seven children, was a total tomboy with her Stingray bicycle and hung out with boys getting into fistfights and beating them at Basketball games.