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The world is still reeling from the death of Lisa Marie Presley, who died earlier this month at the age of 54 after suffering a heart attack. Now, the disturbing truth about her passing has been revealed.

Presley’s Opioid Struggles

Daily Mail reported that Presley underwent plastic surgery two months before her death in a procedure that partly led to her losing 50 pounds. She was also on opioids in the weeks before her passing as she desperately tried to lose weight for the promotional tour for the movie Elvis, the biopic about her father. 

Just two days before she died, Presley was seen slurring her words and looking unsteady on her feet as she walked the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. 

“I’m gonna grab your arm,” she told her old friend Jerry Schilling, 80, as she was interviewed by the television host Billy Bush. Check out that clip for yourself in the video below.

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Presley’s Comments On Her Addiction

Presley had long been open about her issues with opioids, admitting that she developed an addiction after she was prescribed short-term medication during her recovery from the birth of her twin daughters, Harper Vivienne and Finley back in 2008. She was heavily abusing cocaine by 2013, and she checked into rehab at least five times.

Presley opened up about her addiction issues in the foreword to a 2015 book by Harry Nelson titled “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.”

“You may read this and wonder how, after losing people close to me, I also fell prey to opioids,” she wrote. “I was recovering after the [2008] birth of my daughters, [Harper] Vivienne and Finley, when a doctor prescribed me opioids for pain. It only took a short-term prescription of opioids in the hospital for me to feel the need to keep taking them.”

“I had never openly spoken in public about my own addiction to opioids and painkillers,” she added. “I wasn’t sure that I was ready to share on such a personal to.”

Presley went on to say that she faced a “difficult path” to recovery.

“It is time for us to say goodbye to shame about addiction,” she said. “Across America and the world, people are dying in mind-boggling numbers because of opioid and other drug overdoses. Many more people are suffering silently, addicted to opioids and other substances. I am writing this in the hope that I can play a small part in focusing attention on this terrible crisis.”

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‘I Was A Mess’

It is known that after a lengthy period of being clean following an addiction, the body’s tolerance to any kind of drug will have dramatically decreased. It is also known that cardiac arrests can be triggered by opioid overdoses.

“The last three years I … had to go to rehab several time,” she said in 2017. “I was a mess. I couldn’t stop.”

When asked if her drug use was heavy, Presley replied, “‘It was bad, yeah.”

“I didn’t mix the pills and alcohol until, like, the last two years,” she continued.

In the wake of her death, Presley has been laid to rest at Graceland near her father, the late great Elvis. Please join us in saying a prayer for her family during this difficult time.