Kirsten Dunst is depressed
Kirsten Dunst is not a drunk or a pill-popper. She’s just really, really bummed out. “I didn’t go to Cirque Lodge for alcohol abuse or drug abuse,” she told E! News about her recent trip to rehab. “I went there for depression.” The actress said she wrestled with the decision to head to rehab for about six months before her doctor recommended Cirque. “I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself. I was fortutate to have the resources to do it. My friends and family thought it was a good idea, too.” Dunst said she wanted to come clean about her depression to clear up any rumors and misconceptions about her personal and professional life. “Depression is pretty serious and should not be gossiped about,” she said.
(Photo: Ken Helle, St. Petersburg Times, 2004)