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Katya Headed To Treatment To 'Rectify' Her Ass, Postpones Tour With Trixie Mattel

By Emily Richardson | Celebrity | April 10, 2024 |

By Emily Richardson | Celebrity | April 10, 2024 |


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Yesterday, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Katya took to Instagram to announce that she is seeking treatment for her struggles with addiction. The 41-year-old has postponed dates on her joint tour with Trixie Mattel, The Bald and the Beautiful, and promises rescheduled dates and refunds. She says:

“There’s a saying for the active alcohol or drug addict. The trajectory of the life course has three possible outcomes: A) jail B) institutions or C) death. Unfortunately, I find myself squarely and firmly and quite uncomfortably in the B camp right now.”

“But in an effort to make things good with you in the future, I gotta make things good for me right now. Rescheduled dates or loss of money will be rectified as swiftly and competently as possible. I gotta swiftly and competently rectify my ass right now.”

Here’s the vid:

The show’s touring company, Obsessed, also shared a message of support on their Instagram, writing that, “when it comes to our talent, their mental and physical well being always has been and will remain our first priority.”

Katya talked about her struggles with drug addiction during her first Drag Race run back in 2015. In 2018, she relapsed on methamphetamines, entered a rehab center in Arizona, and took a break from drag and her Viceland show with Trixie.

I’ve always appreciated how candid Katya is about her addiction and mental health. A lot of the time we’re presented with a fairytale version of sobriety: “I was an addict, I got clean, life’s never been better!” But, for a lot of people, that’s not the way it works. I always think about Philip Seymour Hoffman relapsing after 23 years of sobriety. In 2018, his wife, Mimi O’Donnell, wrote about the experience in an essay for Vogue:

Phil was an addict, though at the time I didn’t fully understand that addiction is always lurking just below the surface, looking for a moment of weakness to come roaring back to life.

Damn. Addiction sucks. A big kudos to Katya for going back to treatment and prioritizing her health above work (another not-so-easy feat). I wish her all the best.