Shelley Long Speaks Out About Overdose

Former CHEERS star SHELLEY LONG has spoken out for the first time since her November 2004 accidental drug overdose, to tell fans her worst days are behind her.

The actress was struggling to cope with the break-up of her 23-year marriage to BRUCE TYSON when she overdosed, leading many to believe she was attempting suicide.

But Long has always maintained, through publicists, that the overdose was unintentional.

Speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, the actress tells US news show Extra she is working again - on a new TV movie - and keen to get on with life.

She says, "I'm doing really well. We all have our struggles. We have these days where we have to put one foot in front of the other and hope that we can get one foot in front of the other.

"I've had a few of those days in the last couple years and I still have them (but) I'm hanging in there. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel."


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So glad Shelley is on the road to recovery. Would just like to wish her all the best for both her personal and career future.
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I never realized how great Shelley was until I began watching reruns of "Cheers." She really moved me, which is rare in a sitcom. Shelley Long is a gifted actress, and television certainly misses her. I know I do.
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shelly i wish i was there when u almost overdosed so that i could have licked and sucked all over ur feet and toes,i would masturbate while i was licking and sucking on ur toes and feet
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Well that was really great news that this great performer and lady is on the road to recovery and I hope she keeps moving forward even it is only one foot in front of the other. Her daughter Juliana is doing well also so hopefully thats something nice for her to see. Hopefully now her film career will get better as well and she will get some roles at last that come up to her great talent. Well done Shelley Long.
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