Following Lindsay Lohan's car wreck last Friday, and the weird conflicting news that followed, this afternoon brought more disturbing news about the actress. According to ABC News affiliate KABC, Lohan had "been taken to a hospital after being found unconscious this morning in the penthouse of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey, California." (Update below.)
TMZ, however, indicates this may be a case of exhaustion (Lindsay had been shooting "almost nonstop" on her Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick, and "someone became alarmed because they could not wake her up and the person called 911.") Per TMZ:
Paramedics responded, and determined nothing was wrong with Lindsay. They left without transporting her to the hospital.
So, maybe, breathe your sighs of relief, for now. Hope for the best for Lohan, who, given this and the Porsche incident, may actually not be doing so well—even if she's OK this time. And keep in mind, this is not really fodder for Internet hilarity, and shouldn't be. As I wrote yesterday about the addiction struggles of Cat Marnell, former writer for xoJane.com, there's a tendency to stare and gawk and even anticipate with a sick exuberance the deaths of the celebrities we watch going through the cycle of addiction. But addiction is not a joke, and shouldn't be anybody's entertainment.
Update, 3:41 p.m.: According to Lindsay's publicist Steve Honig, via Perez Hilton,
"Lindsay worked a grueling schedule the past few days. She was on set last night at 7 pm and worked through the night until 8 am this morning. She took a nap before shooting her final scene. Producers were concerned when she did not come out of her room and called paramedics as a precaution. Lindsay was examined and is fine, but did suffer some exhaustion and dehydration. Lindsay was never taken to a hospital; reports to the contrary are false. She is resting now and is hoping to be back on set later this afternoon."