Dunst: Depression Drove Me to Rehab

Not mental illness, and not drugs, silly tabloids
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2008 10:37 AM CDT
Kirsten Dunst, here last fall, is speaking out about her struggle with depression.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Contrary to reports of broken-hearted hard-partying, Kirsten Dunst went to rehab for a far simpler problem—a good old fashioned case of the blues, Marc Malkin writes for E! Online. "I didn’t go to Cirque Lodge for alcohol abuse or drug abuse, I went there for depression," the Spider-Man star says.

"Depression is pretty serious and should not be gossiped about," says Dunst, 26. "It was a good six months before I decided to go away. I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself. I was fortunate to have the resources to do it. My friends and family thought it was a good idea, too."