Carrie Fisher Talks Electro Shock Therapy
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
November 02, 2011
It's no secret that Carrie Fisher has had her fair share of issues, from battling a severe drug addiction to struggling with her bipolar disorder.
And now, after the success of her autobiography Wishful Drinking, Fisher is ready to bare more of her shocking life in her new memoir Shockaholic. This time, she's opening up about the electroconvulsive shock therapy she regularly undergoes.
According to Fisher, the controversial therapy gets an unfair rap from Hollywood.
"They would portray it like it's a punishment, like if you were bad in the mental hospital. 'If you've been naughty you're going to get ECT!,'" Fisher says. "[But] it's done me a lot of good, a world of good."
She also talks about doing drugs with her dad, singer Eddie Fisher.
"We're both good at it, we've had a lot of practice," she says wryly about her and her father's drug use. "It was weird, it was completely weird, but here's the weirder thing -- it wasn't weird. I mean, we had that in common, we also were both bipolar. We were both childlike. We were not the most adult adults in the world."
Check out the video for more of our candid interview with Fisher, where she also opens up about her recent weight loss due to the Jenny Craig program.
Shockaholic is available now.