“And all of a sudden I was back in my body. It was a moment that I was somehow being given a choice,” Demi Moore recalled of coming back from her overdose. “Something had to give. When you come up to those places, you either go in or out.”
The experience may have been a form of terrifying deja vu for Moore and Willis, as Moore saved her mother’s own life from a drug overdose when she was just 15 years old. “I remember […] using my fingers, the small fingers of a child, to dig the pills my mother had tried to swallow out of her mouth while my father held it open and told me what to do,” Moore told Harper’s Bazaar in 2019. “Something very deep inside me shifted then, and it never shifted back. My childhood was over.”
Thankfully, Moore is now in recovery and thriving … and a best selling author. Check out more of Moore’s heartbreaking confessions here.