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Pal: Demi Passed Out From Inhaling Nitrous Oxide

Moore collapsed doing 'whip-its' for quickie high, says source
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2012 11:31 PM CST
Updated Jan 26, 2012 1:02 AM CST

(Newser) – The seizure that landed Demi Moore in a hospital this week was apparently triggered by "whip-its." TMZ talked to sources who say that the actress was inhaling nitrous oxide for a cheap, quickie high; a friend at Moore's home became concerned and called 911. The 49-year-old actress was “shaking” and otherwise “acting like she was suffering from a seizure,” a source told E! News. The gas is usually obtained from whipped cream cannisters and provides a sudden, intense high.

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Moore has a recent history of substance abuse, according to People. A battle with prescription drugs is one reason her marriage to Ashton Kutcher fell apart, sources told the magazine. “He wanted her to take care of herself and get a hold of things, and she wouldn’t," said a pal. Her family and friends have been really worried." Said another source: "Demi is a mess." (Read more Demi Moore stories.)

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