Excerpt from her Rolling Stone interview.
"My body started to deteriorate. I started to have panic attacks. I went
through two years of baffling every doctor from East to West Coast. One
week it was asthma . . . hypoglycemia . . . candida . . . reflux . . . I
had everything. My gall bladder just. . . stopped working, and I had to
get it taken out. This was when the tabloids said I tried to kill
myself or something like that. We settled out of court. But anyway, I
wound up in the hospital. I had everything happening; my body completely
fell apart. And nobody knew what the hell was wrong with me." She was
allergic to everything. "I had to eat chicken and broccoli for a year,"
she remembers. "I was absolutely falling apart, physically and
emotionally, for a two-year period." At times she thought of death. "It
was the constant physical breakdowns that were going on that I didn't
"I really thought it. It was just non-stop. "Then she went to a
homeopathic doctor, told him all her symptoms, and he asked her to open
her mouth. He told her to get her fillings removed. "But once I started
to get it out, it all stopped." (She now thinks her problems were caused
by a mixture of mercury fillings and extreme stress.) "Mercury can make
you go...crazy. That term 'mad as a hatter' comes from mercury: people
working in felt factories and going crazy. They try to say mercury is
safe, but it's the second-deadliest poison known to man, underneath
plutonium, and it's in people's...teeth."