The troubled actress appears surprised when Letterman brings up the topic of her pending rehab stint, as seen in the preview clip released by CBS. At one point she even turns to the audience and says “we didn’t discuss this in the pre-interview,” to explain her obvious discomfort.
After noting Lohan has been in rehab before, Letterman asks: “How will this time be different? What are they rehabbing, first of all? What is on their list? What are they going to work on when you walk through the door?”
And Lohan gives an evasive answer: “I think, to be honest, I’m the happiest when I’m working and the healthiest, and I think this an opportunity for me to, you know, focus on what I love in life. And I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think it’s a blessing…and not a curse.”
Letterman later presses for details: “Is it, like, alcohol? Do you drink too much?”
Lohan: “We’ve discussed this in the past.”
Letterman: “Did we really? When did we discuss — now I’m the one who’s having the blackouts…I oughta be at rehab.”
The full interview airs tonight on “Late Show with David Letterman.”