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Katya pauses career engagements to check into rehab

RuPaul's Drag Race star Katya — who goes by he/him pronouns out of drag — announced on Tuesday that he is checking into rehab and is postponing his career engagements. 

Katya took to social media to announce the news to his followers. 

“There’s a saying for the active alcoholic or drug addict that the trajectory of the life course has three possible outcomes: A) jail, B) institutions or C) death,” Katya said in an emotional post. "Unfortunately, I find myself squarely and firmly and quite uncomfortably in the B camp right now."

"In an effort to make things good with you in the future, I’ve got to make things good for me right now," the drag queen said.

She continued in her post:

“Rest assured that any rescheduled dates or potential loss of money will be rectified as swiftly and competently as possible. I gotta swiftly and competently rectify my ass right now. Thank you so much for your patience and compassion and I hope that you have a wonderful day.”





Katya has spoken out about her addiction issues in the past. He sought treatment in 2018 which caused him to miss multiple episodes of The Trixie & Katya Show

Plenty of fellow queens have already reached out with warm wishes to the popular drag star.

As a recovering alcoholic, I feel this deeply. I am always a text or phone call away. I love you so much, and you have my full support!!,” wrote Laganja Estranja. 

Peppermint commented: “Thanks for this mama. Thanks for your honesty, I'm sending love and Support on this long recovery road. We are with only on every Stop while you do what you need. ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

We are sending well wishes to Katya and hope to see her return to the fandom soon!

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