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RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Eureka O'Hara Checks Into Rehab, Opens Up on Twitter

RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Eureka O'Hara Checks Into Rehab, Opens Up on Twitter

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The Drag Race and We're Here star took to social media to share the news.

Eureka O'Hara has checked themselves into rehab.

The 31-year-old drag performer, who is best known for competing on seasons 9, 10, and All Stars 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race and for co-hosting HBO's award-winning reality drag series We're Here, took to Twitter earlier today to share the news with their followers.

"I'm in rehab," they wrote. "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!"

Though they didn't get into the specifics of what they were being treated for or where they were being treated, O'Hara did assure their followers that they "already feel clearer and better" after being in rehab for more than a week.

"I've been here over a week and already feel clearer and better," they wrote in a follow-up tweet where they mentioned that they will be back in Las Vegas to perform in the ongoing RuPaul's Drag Race LIVE! residency at the Flamingo hotel. "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."

Expectedly, O'Hara's fans were quick to show their love and support after they shared the news.

"Seeking help is never an embarrassment," one fan wrote in a reply. "You are lovely and strong and WILL get through this. Recovery begins with the first step and you've taken that. I believe in you."

"Don't be sorry at all! You need to do what's best for yourself," wrote another. "It takes a lot of heart to work on yourself the way you are doing. You have nothing but support from your fans."

"Nothing to be embarrassed about!" O'Hara's season 10 co-star Yuhua Hamasaki said. "Sending you lots of love and hugs!"

After being forced to go home after an injury in season 9, O'Hara was a finalist on the 10th season of RuPaul's long-running, Emmy-winning reality drag competition. They came back to the runway for a third time last year on All Stars 6, where, again, they made it to the top 4. Alongside fellow Drag Race legends Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela, O'Hara also co-hosts HBO's We're Here, a reality travel series where the queens go to various small towns all over the country to introduce people to the LGBTQ+ community and the art of drag.

Sending love and light your way, Eureka!

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