Disabled, not drunk
Hollywood actress Kathleen Turner, star of The Virgin Suicides, Serial Mom and The War of the Roses, has revealed that she pretended to be an alcoholic rather than confess to the fact that she had rheumatoid arthritis. She feared that she would be unable to find work in the US movie biz because of its obsession with youth and fitness. She says her hands were "very crippled" for a while, and that she kept dropping things because of problems with her grip.
Here on Ouch, we hear many tales from some of our more 'wobbly' readers about being 'hilariously' mistaken for being drunk when they're walking along the street. Still, never mind, eh? Because if the above story is anything to go by, being drunk might be just what you need to succeed in Hollywood - well, just as long as you don't own up to your impairment, obviously.
What a kerrrazy, topsy turvy world we live in, eh Ouchers? (Link lifted from a recently discovered collaborative blog on LiveJournal called We're disabled, not dead. Please be warned: this does contain some strong language, so don't go clickin' if you get easily offended, OK?)