Demi Moore banned from weighing herself at rehab
Doctors have banned 'Ghost' star Demi Moore from weighing herself while she is being treated for substance abuse and anorexia
Doctors have banned 'Ghost' star Demi Moore from weighing herself while she is being treated for substance abuse and anorexia.
Demi Moore. Pic/AFP
The 49-year-old actress is undergoing treatment at Cirque Lodge in Utah, which has previously treated stars including Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate Olsen and Eva Mendes and medics at the centre don't want Moore focusing on her weight while she recovers, reported Radar Online.
"It's common treatment practice at Cirque to not allow patients that are being treated for an eating disorder to see how much they weigh when they step on the scale. Their weights are taken everyday, sometimes several times a day to make sure that they aren't losing weight while in treatment. Doctors at Cirque don't want patients to fixate on their weight," a source said.
"Demi isn't being forced fed or chastised for not wanting to eat. The counsellors at Cirque are working on giving Demi a safe and controlled environment, she is getting the best care possible. She is also dealing with an addiction to prescription medication, and she has a comprehensive team taking care of her," it added.
The actress is expected to spend at least 60 days in the treatment centre and will be prevented from contacting the outside world including her daughters Scout, 20, Tallulah, 16, and 23-year-old Rumer, former husband Bruce Willis or estranged spouse Ashton Kutcher, for some time.
"Demi won't be allowed to call anyone during the first week, nor can she receive any phone calls. As time goes by, and if Demi is doing well, her doctors will allow her to have limited access to her cell phone for a small amount of time," the source said.