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Cher’s son Elijah Blue Allman
opens up about heroin addiction,
says drug use began at 11

New York Daily News, by Kirthana Ramisetti

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/6/2014 1:17:02 PM

In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death, Cher’s son Elijah Blue Allman is among the celebs going public about their struggles with substance abuse. Allman, son of Cher and her second husband rock musician Greg Allman, spoke to Entertainment Tonight Tuesday about his former drug use, which began at a young age. "I started with drugs around the same time that we all did, around 11,” Allman said. “I mean it´s just what you did, it´s just what everybody did.” He added that he started off using marijuana and ecstasy, then later began abusing harder drugs like heroin.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/6/2014 1:21:17 PM     (No. 9721933)

Age 11. "It´s what everybody did". And we continue to swoon at the Hollywood culture and its celebrity morons. America- please recover your moral bearings.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toledo, 2/6/2014 1:22:05 PM     (No. 9721934)

Hmmm, started with pot

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/6/2014 1:24:44 PM     (No. 9721938)

Stop buying these people´s movies and music - you are just enabling them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/6/2014 1:30:19 PM     (No. 9721945)

So let´s see - he started smoking pot when he was 11... he´s now 37... got sober 6 years ago... he´s been doing drugs for... 20 years.

"Looking to escape all the things in my past..."

Sorry, but that falls pretty flat. I´m glad that he´s sober, and hope for his sake he can remain so, but I have to ask, "WHERE WERE HIS PARENTS WENT HE WAS GETTING STONED ALL THOSE YEARS?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/6/2014 1:35:33 PM     (No. 9721949)

It´s an ´illness´ remarkably absent from dirt-poor nations.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/6/2014 1:41:03 PM     (No. 9721959)

Elijah´s father Gregg Allman had his own drug problems. They were so bad he had to have a liver transplant. He´s clean now. I think Elijah and Cher are estranged.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/6/2014 1:43:16 PM     (No. 9721963)

Yep, and Mommy very likely either helped or didn´t care...

I gotta go sing, see ya later jr...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FelineFine, 2/6/2014 1:44:23 PM     (No. 9721964)

But how could this have possibly happened with such fine and upstanding parents?!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nigella, 2/6/2014 1:44:54 PM     (No. 9721968)

Some people shouldn´t be allowed to reproduce...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/6/2014 1:45:40 PM     (No. 9721971)

This is all because marijuana is legal in Colorado...

[rolls eyes]


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/6/2014 1:46:02 PM     (No. 9721972)

I guess access was no problem for him at age 11. Sheesh, great parenting skills.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/6/2014 1:47:21 PM     (No. 9721977)

Read the Daily Mail article referenced in this article. What a screwed up, mixed up young man.

You´d think with a daughter who changed into a man and a heroin-addict son, Cher would think twice before criticizing people who disagree with her politics.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 2/6/2014 1:49:40 PM     (No. 9721988)

The influence crafted by hollyweird corruptions/perversions do, ´trickle down.´ mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Proud American, 2/6/2014 1:51:34 PM     (No. 9721991)

Someone please tell me why a kid who is 11 years old needs to escape their past.

Hollyweird ya gotta love it! They want to tell us how to act, what to wear, what is acceptable, how to vote, how to think what we should support, what we shouldn´t do, who we should shun, what is funny, how to spend our money, how to think, when to think...I could go on and on.

When will it end America? Entertainment is not on the list of needs. We founded this country with people who had never seen a movie, video or a fashion show and by golly we were better for it. Stop enabling the entertainment industry. STARVE THE BEAST! It´s time to stand up America. Learn to play music, tell stories, read books, pray together, get a hobby, hike, put on plays as a family. There is nothing worth emulating or supporting in Hollywood. The sooner we get rid of it - the sooner we will regain our greatness as a nation.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Griller1, 2/6/2014 1:53:51 PM     (No. 9721995)

I forgot that she had another kid. She´s two for two on the screwed up kids. Way to go, Cher; you´re a real loser in the parenting department.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dante, 2/6/2014 1:59:59 PM     (No. 9722011)

Keep this in mind the next time that idiot mother of his starts her pathetic pontificating. She is an utter failure as a human being.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 2/6/2014 2:24:52 PM     (No. 9722050)

He took up drugs when he realized he was a lesbian.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/6/2014 2:28:10 PM     (No. 9722056)

#14, In response to your initial question, could it be that Elijah Blue had Woody Allen as a babysitter?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: georgia peach, 2/6/2014 2:40:32 PM     (No. 9722076)

Cher is coming to Atlanta to perform.I wouldn´t pay a nickel to see her.Her most important role should have been to mother those kids.We know where Allman was but where was she? 11 years old?This disgusts me.And we cheer for these people?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/6/2014 3:02:05 PM     (No. 9722109)

It´s what everybody did? At 11 I was still riding my bike, roller skating and looking for pop bottles in the alley to spend on penny candy. OK, OK so I´m old but gee whiz. I don´t smoke, drink or use drugs. I´d rather be what they consider boring than dead.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: krause, 2/6/2014 3:07:50 PM     (No. 9722112)

Cher thinks she´s normal....it´s conservatives that are screwed up!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/6/2014 3:41:40 PM     (No. 9722146)

Just think for a minute. A little 11 yr old Mom too busy being a star to care for him. She had full custody, not his his father. This is mostly on you Cher. Good news - Elijah Blue ´s life isn´t over. Others have been delivered out of the nightmare of drugs. He can start making the right choices. I will pray for this guy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 2/6/2014 4:24:29 PM     (No. 9722204)

Cher - if you could turn back time, why don´t you try to raise your kids in a manner that doesn´t eff them up. You would think that someone with half a wit would realize that they aren´t being a good parent when you strike out as badly as she has - but no, she wants to criticize others! What a hoot!

And yes, Cher and Greg Allman are strange - not estranged.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/6/2014 4:49:33 PM     (No. 9722237)

I think the wrong person skied into a tree.....


Forgive me for that one, Lord.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LaVallette, 2/7/2014 4:08:29 AM     (No. 9722752)

This guy and his sister: monuments to Hollywood Liberal parenting!!!! For Cher this must be her greatest achievement: after all she is just so proud of her progeny especially the one with the mutilation fetish.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: vinegrower, 2/7/2014 2:30:18 PM     (No. 9723436)

I remember seeing Chastity interviewed once, when he was still female, she said as a child she preferred staying with her father because there was so much chaos at her mother´s house.

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