Friday, January 31, 2020

Blind Item #11

The permanent A++ list singer is hooked on opiates. 

76 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Elton John

Tricia13 said...

or Madonna

sandybrook said...

Liza?

Tricia13 said...

because it doesn't say FB and she has "injuries" I say Madge for sure

MyDogSmiles said...

Madonna's always trying to be like the cool kids...

Vita said...

Tricia-- I think you got it with Madonna. It explains so much of her behavior in the past several months.

Tricia13 said...

Elton has cancelled shows...but so did she. They both have probably "thrown a back out" or 2 at this point..!

squirrelmistress said...

katy perry

Brayson87 said...

Kind of vague, what's the list of living permanent A++ list singers?
Also, who gives a sh!t? They've got enough coin to support that addiction, and as long as they keep their bowels straight they can avoid Matthew Perry problems.

Beans said...

Sir Paul?

Zebra Seasoning said...

I'm guessing Elton. (sadly- he's a fave) There has been talk of him being ill lately.

gauloise said...

madonna has always been extremely clean-living though. She has a bad girl image, but is really disciplined in her personal life.

I read a biography on Basquiat who she dated in the early 80s and one of their biggest problems was her hounding him about his drug use and all she did was work and exercise and never wanted to do anything fun.

THere are so many people this could be: Mariah, Babs, Liza, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Elton

yepthatsme said...

@gauloise, Madonna is so clean freak, that she listens in while her daughter is hooking up with her boyfriend, to make make sure that they are not doing any dirty deeds!

Freebird said...

Mariah or Elton. Both have that puffy, opiate-addicted look.

EyeinTheSky said...

Prince was also a clean living guy (MJ too) - could easily be Madonna.....

Unknown said...

Stevie Nicks

Zack said...

Just for variety, Cher? Is she considered A++?

hunter said...

Think about all the surgeries Madonna has had over the last five years.

• Ass implants
• Surgical face work
• Shit we don't know about

Injections don't require pain pills but I can see where they could get ahold of her and be too "useful" to let go of.

She has never previously (to my great surprise) over her entire career ever shown any predisposition to drug or alcohol addiction. I've noticed simply because everyone else seems to end up with a problem but Madonna never seemed to have that issue. I always thought she was lucky.

hunter said...

@yepthatsme - that's not why she was listening

Brayson87 said...

Yeah I thought she was giving them pointers, not to mention probably trying to score with the guy later.

mermaidmaenad said...

My first reaction was Liza. I think EJ is sober, and not sure about Madonna.

PhillyWilly said...

Tom Jones... none of these others can sing.

Blaise said...

Ditto on Madge. I think it may have started after that fall she took way back coming down some steps.

Post Cards From The Edge said...

@hunter. She also had that horse riding accident

T. W. said...

I'm gong with Madonna.

It's easy to get hooked on opiates. I had surgery in November and my prescription gave me enough pills to last for 4 days. Scientific research has shown that people who take opiates for longer than 4 days are hooked. Not maybe hooked. They are physically hooked on the drugs.

DelilahJen said...

I’m just throwing this out there - I read “Life with my sister Madonna” and her brother stresses that she is hard-core into health - no drinking/smoking/drugs...super healthy eater, in bed by 11pm every night. I don’t think this is her.

MeliticusBee said...

Mariah is not and will never be A++. Same for Cher with less actual volume of music in her name.
Katy Perry is barely an A level blip.

We are looking at a super small list. Elvis and MJ level fame.

If Liza isn't hooked on opiates she should be and it isn't news.
Madonna (though I question if she is A++) is mostly disgruntled and wants to still be a whore - but is too old and no one cares enough to go see her, diminishing her value.
Elton John is certainly A++ and though he is supposedly sober, it would be news - albeit understandable news - if he were again hooked on drugs. Not to be crass but he is only a couple of steps away from calling hospice so opiates are not out of the question.
Stevie Nicks is not A++ nor would it be surprising if she were on any kind of drugs - including crack from the corner.
Barbra doesn't seem like a pillhead - and definitely not a shooter.
Paul may be a possibility but no news is no news.

So...Liza, Elton or Paul...none of which are exactly just "singers" which gives us Barbra.....
or....
Celine Dion.

Brayson87 said...

@T.W., Depends on the opiates and dosages. I've known plenty of people that were on the more popular ones for longer than 4 days who did not become hooked.

dummypants said...

Adele?

HushHush said...

@Bee I was thinking Celine Dion, she looks terrible, weight lose on a coat hanger frame of a body.

thecatwhisper said...

Daily mail has pictures of madonna after a show tonight. Yes, she looked on something and since when has she used a cane to walk? She had a cane! Give it up already grandma! I say it is Madonna

Rudo El Gato said...

Mick Jagger? He’s had a couple of surgeries lately, delayed a tour, had a band history of opiate abuse but always flew under the radar compared to Keith, Ronnie, Brian Jones, etc

You can’t dance like that every night and not have SOME pain.

Lo Key says stop with the censorship already! said...

Not always true about the opiates. I broke my wrist badly a few years ago (still have 13 screws and a plate) and they gave me Percocet in the ER then Oxycodone 5 (Percocet without the acetaminophen) post op. It wasn't cutting the pain so I started alternating it with tramadol (had tramadol on hand already) every 3 hours. Did this for about a week til my pain got under control then tapered off as the pain eased up. I still had a few oxy left when I was done. And a shit ton of tramadol.

L B said...

Lady Gag

hunter said...

@MeticulousBee - excellent write-up, favorite part was "If Liza isn't hooked on opiates she should be and it isn't news."

HA! true.

hunter said...

Lady Gaga isn't A++ she is now A at best.

JeniB said...

Is Bey perm A++ list? Not in my mind, but she does look kind of “blank” in the eyes in recent photos... Madonna seems a likely choice.

Guesser said...

Probably Madonna,because of her supposed clean living. As was said,people claimed Prince was clean living drug wise. Madonna can't deal with pain or getting old. Going to bed at eleven ? She can't get the show started by eleven. Things change. She has a supposed younger lover her daughter's age. It looks pathetic now. Younger is great but they need their own career and money. And he is too young,she still has young children,remember. The only other I would think is Celine, only because she looks bad.

Amartel said...

Cher isn't A++?????? But Beyawnce is?????
Such horrifying ignorance.

T. W. said...

@Brayson87

I see a pain and spine specialist. I understand some people need opiates long term if not permanently. But the scientific research is clear.

My doctor did not want to prescribe me opiates even though I have been in chronic pain for over 23 years due to military related injuries. She said that when patients try to taper off so they no longer need the meds, their bodies are dependent on the drug. She explained that the pain returns and it is worse than it was before the medication was used.

Some people are in a catch-22.

My point is that it is easy to become physically dependent on opiates even when the pain level dictates their use. The scientific research shows 4 days is all it takes.

As far as I'm concerned legitimate scientific research takes precedence over anecdotal evidence.

T. W. said...

The Madonna clean living argument is flawed.


If Madonna is into clean living and such why did she admit in published interviews that she used molly (ecstasy, MDMA) in the past? Why did she name one of her albums after a recreational drug? Why did she post a video showing her drinking human urine? How is that clean?


Prince was anti-drugs and such. The man had hip-replacement and was given opiates to treat the pain. Rumor has it he was also HIV positive. Even if he weren't I can see how a person who is anti-recreational drugs can become hooked on opiates.

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texasrose said...

Could easily be an older one like Streisand.

Anonymous said...

It does not say foreign born.
Therefore, it's not Elton or Celine Dion.

tatty said...

I could see Madonna getting very bent out of shape about getting older.

Anonymous said...

I will say Loretta Lynn; she was in news today. she's had serious health issues

PurplePuffin said...

Madonna. She looks like she's in great shape, but she says she is in pain. Pain relief = opiates.

Anonymous said...

@low key

I was given Percocet to take home from hospital, after abdominal surgery. Too strong for me tho. On the second day, I tried driving. Not a good idea. Threw them away. Switched to Advil. I don't know how people can handle those drugs.

TeeHee@U said...

Wouldn't Madonna be "one named singer"?

Aoife said...

Madonna did not look good the last time I saw pics of her but I don't think it's her. Too Easy.

Permanent A++?
I like the McCartney guess.

Aquagirl said...

Since it doesn’t say FB, I would guess Barbra. Liza & Madonna seem too obvious.

Re: opioids: I had a serious injury a few years ago that required surgery and extensive physical therapy. I was trying not to take opioids, but during the first PT session, I almost passed out from the pain. So I took them every day for somewhere between 4-6 weeks. Then that was it. No more. Just Tylenol if I needed it and then nothing at all after the next few months. But I religiously did my exercises, every day, several times per day, Absolutely no pain at all now.

Vita said...

Hey, Aquagirl!-- Happy you had a successful recovery, and I also hope you had a great birthday!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!



Aquagirl said...

Thanks @Vita! Hope you have a great weekend!

Oliva said...

Mariah Carey or Beyonce are permanent A++ singers. Madonna is more of an entertainer who sings.

Anonymous said...

Actually no...I have no 'weekend'. I work in retail slavery . Every weekend.

Unknown said...

Dependent and addicted are two entirely different things.

Dependent is when you regularly take them for pain relief, and you can stop taking them any time you like. Your body becomes dependent on them so you'll have withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking them.

Addicted means you take them to get high, you take it because you like the way it feels and not for pain relief.

Cocobean said...

A++? Singer? 😂

Captivagrl said...

it's madonna.

17Steps said...

Celine Dion just to be different. She is looking so skeletal these days. Her interviews have always been sort of wacky, so no
way to judge that.

Whoever it is,I hope they get help.

Pen-a-lope said...

Side note. My ex husband did the hard wood floors in Elton's penthouse apartment in Atlanta. He never paid us. Filed bankruptcy. As much as I love his music....

IndigoBlue said...

Yeah, in her genre. She's a legend. It could be her, she's had major substance abuse issues in the past and so did her mother. I don't really care for their particular vocal styles when either of them sang certain songs, a little too dramatic for me. But, she could be a candidate.

Teri said...

Why does this person have to be old? I think Taylor Swift has wondered off the reservation! She has to be high on something or she is eating stupid flakes every morning for breakfast!

Lo Key says stop with the censorship already! said...

Maybe that's what I'm doing wrong, Unknown. Opioids don't make me high, just a little sleepy.

.robert said...

Is this why Celine Dion is so much skinnier now?

T. W. said...

Opiates don’t make me high either. But a certain allergy medication does. Go figure.

Do Tell said...

Stevie Nicks is absolutely permanent A++. I mean COME ON. She's sold more than 30 million albums, is a social icon even outside of music, and is the first woman to have gotten inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

And if you're going to call Beyonce permanent A++, you HAVE to admit that Madonna is permanent A++. And I don't even like her.

Sheesh!

Sd Auntie said...

Took percocet for a week after surgery and recovered nicely. Had no desire to use and was insulted when asked . It was the only way to sleep or I'd wake up screaming. Never drive after taking oxy or perc.

Badsaw said...

I broke my leg a few years ago and despite the horrible pain I’m glad my doc didn’t give me any pain killers. I was a mess at the time and he prob already thought I was on shit 🤦🏻‍♂️

AutoPhil Contact said...

Dolly

HouellebecqGurl said...

If "all of them," is off the table, then yeah. Madge.

JusticeHeatherORourke said...

Streisand most likely... have you heard her recently? She is off her rockers... She thinks Adam Schiff the child molester should be president! Oh Babs...

sugar of lead said...

Stevie Nicks is NOT A++. Not even A any more. B for Bleat.

Mrs Libnish said...

@MBee...Celine, how intriguing. I like that guess.

Negative on becoming addicted after 4 days. I took some high level Oxys every 4 hours for 3 weeks after hip surgery. When the Dr.told me to stop, I stopped. No problems. I saved the rest for "emergency purposes" :)

Sparkle Snarkle said...

Had to read this twice...the snarkiness was divine!

Vince said...

Elton is still sober.

Anonymous said...



The brain is wired for addiction.
It takes great effort and courage, to exist on this ugly planet, and be addicted to nothing.

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