I have heard of how dangerous it can be to try and withdrawal from drugs or alcohol without professional help and this proves it.
“True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis passed away over the weekend and all we knew was that it was from heart failure. Turns out it was a result of trying to withdrawal from his alcohol addiction on his own. His family made a statement and according to TMZ, they said he had battled with drug and alcohol addiction for years. His family also said,
“During his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control.”
They said he was ashamed of his addiction and didn’t talk about it during his life but they know he would have wanted this experience to serve as an example to help others going through the same thing.