National Enquirer Defends Macaulay Culkin Heroin Addiction Story, Offers Drug Test
By Shari Weiss | 10:48 am, August 3rd, 2012
The National Enquirer is not backing down from its claim that Macaulay Culkin is a heroin addict with six months to live.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the supermarket tabloid’s current issue alleges that the actor is “hopelessly hooked” on drugs, with friends supposedly fearing “he’ll overdose or his heart will explode.”
In a statement to Gossip Cop, Culkin’s rep blasted the Enquirer for its allegations, calling the cover story “not only categorically without merit, but… also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious.”
The Enquirer, however, is now not only insisting its article is accurate, but also challenging Culkin to prove his sobriety with a drug test.
“Our advice to Macaulay is to seek professional help to avoid the same tragic fate of other beloved celebrities, including Whitney Houston who died earlier this year,” the magazine says in a statement posted on its website.
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The tabloid adds, “Should Macaulay’s representatives continue to deny the Enquirer’s accurate and detailed report, we are ready to offer him the opportunity to take a blood test administered by an independent medical lab.”
“The Enquirer editors would hate to see Macaulay end up like Whitney,” says the magazine in its statement.
Gossip Cop has reached out to Culkin’s rep for a response to the Enquirer’s statement, but has yet to hear back.
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NATIONAL ENQUIRER’S STATEMENT:
The NATIONAL ENQUIRER hopes the cover story on its latest issue, “Home Alone’ star Macaulay Culkin Addicted To Heroin – Only 6 Months To Live!” will act as a dramatic and much-needed wake-up call to the 31-year-old actor.
Our advice to Macaulay is to seek professional help to avoid the same tragic fate of other beloved celebrities, including Whitney Houston who died earlier this year.
We believe that the former child star should be doing everything he can to get the treatment he so desperately needs – and which could have saved the life of his friend Elijah Rosello.
Her family confirmed to The ENQUIRER that she did drugs with Macaulay before her drug-related death in March.
Should Macaulay’s representatives continue to deny The ENQUIRER’s accurate and detailed report, we are ready to offer him the opportunity to take a blood test administered by an independent medical lab.
It is a fact that as The ENQUIRER tracked Whitney Houston’s descent into her drug hell, she refused to admit she had a problem – and Whitney was represented by some of those people now denying Macaulay’s potentially deadly problems.
The ENQUIRER editors would hate to see Macaulay end up like Whitney.