Video: Grace Star Under Heavy Fire From Addiction

By Luke Walker 11/18/11

Brett Butler has gone through more than a decade of drug abuse since losing her hit show. Now she's homeless.

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Brett Butler's fallen on hard times since Grace.
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Brett Butler, the former star of popular '90s sitcom Grace Under Fire and a self-described addict, has finally hit rock bottom after a long string of disasters, which began with the cancellation of her show in 1998. She now lives in a homeless shelter. Butler—whose TV persona, Grace, was a recovering alcoholic herself—has battled substance abuse problems for over a decade. After losing her hit series and attending a bunch of "great white hope" rehabs without success, Butler moved from her Los Angeles mansion to a Georgia farm, where her addiction to prescription drugs spiraled out of control. "I did everything but crack and needles pretty much," she says. "I had a variety of things given to me by doctor, and other things.” Butler claims she's now sober and primed for a comeback; a reality TV show about her creepy psychic abilities is currently in development.

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