Drew Barrymore spent 18 months in an institution as a teenager: “I completely lost the pedals”
Drew Barrymore (46) has had a difficult childhood. The actress was featured on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on SiriusXM earlier this week, where she said she spent eighteen months in an institution as a teenager. “I completely lost the pedals,” Barrymore said during her interview.
When she was thirteen years old, Drew Barrymore dared to be a rebel. For example, she regularly went out instead of going to school. She also stole her mother’s car several times. “Sometimes it was just a laugh, but every now and then I got so angry and completely lost control,” said the actress in her interview with SiriusXM.
In the end, things got so out of hand that Drew Barrymore’s mother had no choice but to have her daughter admitted to a mental institution. “I was in an institution called Van Nuys Psychiatric for a year and a half and they absolutely didn’t laugh about it. If you did something that was not allowed, you would be locked up in a certain room or they would tie you up, ”says Barrymore.
Despite the fact that the attitude was so strict, Drew Barrymore did not immediately show her best side. She has regularly upset them – out of sheer anger. “About half were children and the other half were mainly old people. So while I was harassing all the young girls, sometimes an old lady walked past with a walking frame. It was hilarious. ”
The actress also said that it was her mother, Jaid Barrymore, who had her recorded. “She had created a monster and she didn’t know what to do with that monster. This was her last resort and I was just completely out of control. I have also forgiven her for making that choice at the time. ”
Meanwhile, Drew Barrymore may have forgiven her mother, but in the past there was a period when the actress did not want to see her again. Something she later regretted and in the meantime the two get along well again. “It was the worst pain I have ever known. Now I have a positive image of my mom and I also understand her ”, it said in the interview.