Emma Kenney, who stars on “Roseanne” as Darlene’s daughter Harris, has revealed she getting help for unspecified troubles.
“I’m going to be seeking treatment for my battles,” she told In Touch Weekly Wednesday, though she didn’t provide specifics. “I’m going to work through it. I’m going to get help and make better choices.”
Her representatives provided a statement to TODAY, in which she said, “I was running with a really fast crowd. I was being naive and very immature, and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21.
“It wasn’t healthy, and it was making me feel even worse — anxious and depressed,” she added. “It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it.”
The first season of the rebooted “Roseanne” has already wrapped its nine episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly, so Kenney’s absence won’t affect any stories. She’s been acting since she was a child, co-starring on “Shameless” since 2011.
She told In Touch that she didn’t cope well with stress, which led to “an occasional wild night” that sent her to bars and clubs with “older friends in Hollywood.”
“I just think I need a mental sanity break and a break from the Hollywood scene,” she added.
Her statement continued, “I want to be the healthiest, best Emma that I can be, and I know that by going to treatment that’s what’s going to happen, and I’m going to continue on that positive road. I just want to send a message to my fans saying that it’s OK to admit that you need help, and it doesn’t make you weak. I’m going to come out on the other side, the True Emma that I’ve always been.”
On Monday, Kenney posted on Twitter that she was taking break from social media:
We wish her a speedy recovery.
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