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Lindsay Lohan Reveals Miscarriage, Proving That We Don’t Always Have The Full Story

Lindsay Lohan Press Conference At Social Film Loft - 2014 Park City

Lindsay Lohan‘s redemption-porn show on the OWN network ended last night, and Lohan revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage during the filming of the show. This whole thing feels like a punch to the sad bone mixed with a smack to the heart.

A main theme over the course of the season was that Lohan just couldn’t seem to get anything right–she continuously showed up hours late to events and appearances if she even showed up at all, prompting a sit down with Oprah where she admonished Lohan to get her act together.

In last night’s episode, she initially blamed another late appearance on a chest cold, but eventually revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, saying:

“No one knows this, but I had a miscarriage for those two weeks I took off. I was sick, and that mentally messes with you.”

Miscarriages, although common in the first trimester of pregnancy, can be devastating, even if the pregnancy was unplanned (which for all I know, it wasn’t. I don’t know Lohan). But it’s a good reminder that even an Oprah-produced docu-series doesn’t show everything, and it’s easy to paint Lohan as a perpetual failure with some easy editing tricks.

Lohan is the perfect character for us all to love to watch fail–she was the dream girl in elementary school who we all wanted to be (I learned the handshake from The Parent Trap and I know you did, too), she nailed it in Mean Girls, which still holds up, and then plummeted off the deep end. Publicly. Her attempts at a comeback have always failed, and her family members got in on the story too, publicly sharing their dysfunction at her expense. It was easy to eat it up, and even easier to think that we had the whole story. We obviously never had and likely never will.

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  • Samantha Escobar

    A miscarriage is one of the single most painful things that can happen to a person. Even if I do not necessarily agree with everything Lindsay Lohan says or does, I definitely have a hell of a lot more sympathy for her now.

    • brebay

      You know how to tell when an addict’s lying? When her lips are moving…

    • brebay

      which is exactly the result her publicist was hoping for when he made up this story…

  • Kaitlin Reilly

    This is so sad. You’re so right — we don’t know the whole story, and it’s pretty upsetting that Lohan was going through this seemingly alone.

  • Seniorincollege

    Yeahhhhh miscarriages are really common. My sophomore year of college I had one, and if I hadn’t, I would have had an abortion. But I’m not in denial about substance abuse problems and continually sabotaging my career. A miscarriage isn’t an excuse for disrespecting others.

    • Iwill Findu

      Postpartum depression is fairly common with miscarriages, so you really have to cut people a little slack when they’ve gone though one. Whether they have other problems or not before the miscarriage.

  • Butt Trophy Recipient

    So… what are the odds that she is being truthful in this instance… as opposed to some of the prior instances?

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  • kj

    You know, if it wasn’t Lindsay, I would be more likely to cut her some slack. Did she at least show some medical records to Oprah to explain the situation? Like you would have to for any other job?

    • Iwill Findu

      My boss never asked me for medical reports when I had a miscarriage at 16 weeks. Although my boss has also had 4 miscarriages herself so I’m sure she took care of a ton of stuff for me that I’m not aware of because I took about 4 weeks off work and that was the lest amount of time she told me to take. Paid as well but I had enough sick time banked, I have a wonderful boss.

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