Law enforcement sources said Wednesday that Lindsay Lohan has made arrangements to enter rehab in New York state in May.
Lohan's legal team is not disclosing the details, but during a late-night appearance with David Letterman during an appearance on his CBS talk show Tuesday, she said her upcoming three-month stay in rehab is a blessing, not a curse.
Lohan, 26, is being required to spend the time in rehab as part of her sentence for lying to Santa Monica police about who was driving a Porsche on Pacific Coast Highway that collided with a truck.
Letterman asked the actress, “Aren’t you supposed to be in rehab now?”
Lohan replied, “Do you not watch anything that goes on? May 2.”
Letterman asked how many times she’s been in rehab, to which she responded, “Several.”
Lohan quickly noted that Letterman's line of questioning had not been part of the pre-interview for her appearance on the show, in advance of her new movie, "Scary Movie 5."
But she then explained her feelings: “I’m the happiest when I’m working, and the healthiest. And I think [rehab] is an opportunity for me to, you know, focus on what I love in life.
"And I don’t think it’s a bad thing," she said. "I think it’s a blessing ... and not a curse.”
Letterman asked whether Lohan has “addiction problems.” She replied that he sounded like Dr. Phil.
In sentencing Lohan to rehab, a Los Angeles judge directed her not to leave the facility for any reason. The center does not have to be locked, but the judge made it clear that Lohan's probation would be violated if she left at any time.
Officials will be monitoring her progress.
After the sentencing, her attorney, Mark Heller, said, "I'm very confident that you won't be seeing Lindsay Lohan in any criminal courts any time in the future."
He added: "She has fully recognized all of the issues that have to be addressed, and I'm very confident she'll be able to move forward in her life with dignity, pride and respect."
[For the Record, 9 a.m. PST, April 10: A previous version of this post and the headline indicated Lohan had recently surrendered to Santa Monica police, but she actually had already surrendered in March.]
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