On Wednesday, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Eureka O'Hara penned an emotional post to Twitter, announcing that they entered a rehab program “to get my addiction and mental self under control.”
In their post, Eureka continued to say, “I made this decision and it’s been really hard to be honest about it. I’m embarrassed! These are some of my first steps. I love you all so much!”
I’m in Rehab. It was time for me to get my addiction and mental self under control. I made this decision and it’s been really hard to be honest about it. I’m embarrassed! These are some of my first steps. I love you all so much!— Eureka! (they/them/theirs) 🐘👑 (@eurekaohara) February 23, 2022
“I’ve been here over a week and already feel clearer and better,” they reassured fans in the Twitter thread. “Will be back in Vegas mid March! I’m so sorry and love you all!”
“I’m sorry to myself. Ya know? but really feeling the blessings,” O’Hara concluded.
After posting, Eureka received an outpouring of love as fans and drag stars alike sent supportive messages to the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum. Many thanking the drag artist for their openness and praising them for realizing when they needed to seek help.
“Love you, proud of you,” posted the official RuPaul’s Drag Race account.
“Nothing to be embarrassed by or ashamed of. I’m proud of you and I admire your courage and your honesty,” said Rosé
Nothing to be embarrassed by or ashamed of. I’m proud of you and I admire your courage and your honesty. Text me if you need me, sweet angel— The Rosé (@omgheyrose) February 23, 2022
"Real queens take care of themselves and you are a true queen for taking this big step in self improvement. Sending Hugs!" wrote one Twitter user.
Eureka originally appeared on season 9 of the cult drag competition series. However, they were forced to back out after an injury.
RuPaul invited the “Elephant Queen” back for season 10 where they ultimately placed runner up along with Ra-Jah and Ginger Minj. Later, O’Hara returned to All-Stars season 6 and made it to the top five before being eliminated.
Their other projects include starring in the popular HBO docu-series ‘We’re Here’ alongside Shangela and Bob the Drag Queen and a role in an episode of American Horror Story.Subscribe to Drag Society to receive your exclusive curation of drag queen merch and must-have accessories