Drag Race’s Eureka receives outpouring of love after entering rehab for ‘addiction’
Drag Race icon Eureka has received a flood of love and support from fans after revealing they have checked into rehab.
The self-proclaimed “Elephant Queen” announced in an open, honest Twitter post on Wednesday (23 February) that they had recently entered a rehab programme to get their “addiction and mental self under control”.
“I made this decision and it’s been really hard to be honest about it,” Eureka wrote. “I’m embarrassed! These are some of my first steps.”
Eureka told fans that they had been in rehab for “over a week” and was already feeling “clearer and better” as a result. They promised that they would be heading back to Vegas, where they star in RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!, in “mid-March”.
“I’m sorry to myself. Ya know? But really feeling the blessings,” Eureka added.
I’m in Rehab. It was time for me to get my addiction and mental self under control. I made this decision and it’s been really hard to be honest about it. I’m embarrassed! These are some of my first steps. I love you all so much!
— Eureka! (they/them/theirs) 🐘👑 (@eurekaohara) February 23, 2022
Droves of fans and drag stars quickly sent their love to Eureka, and many said they were proud of the We’re Here star for looking after their health and wellbeing.
My gosh! Im sorry youre going through this but so glad that you have recognised it and are getting the help you need. Well done doll xxx
— Divina De Campo stream DECODED (@Divinadecampo) February 23, 2022
Nothing to be embarrassed about! Sending you lots of love and hugs! ❤️
— Yuhua Hamasaki (@YuhuaHamasaki) February 23, 2022
.Love you so much. So so very much. The amount of strength and bravery in this tweet…u did it. That was the hardest bit. Standing by, my love. Always. Xxxx https://t.co/V9bEv9zNyM
— Keala Settle (@kealasettle) February 23, 2022
nothing to be embarrassed about. well done for taking control! all love xx
— michael chakraverty (@mschakraverty) February 23, 2022
We love you Eureka, sending you a big hug. Nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about, we all struggle, we all need help.
— Rand Duren (@RandDuren) February 23, 2022
Don’t be embarrassed. This takes bravery and strength. You’re taking your life back, that is powerful!!! https://t.co/bCUDuuYciN
— 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚏. (@HashtagSterf) February 23, 2022
Eureka has long been a fan-favourite for their stellar performances across several seasons of Drag Race. They first competed in season nine but had to bow out early due an injury. They came back swinging the following season, finishing as a runner-up.
After the jaw-dropping showdown, Eureka kept rising to the top until they finally came in runner-up alongside Ginger Minj and Ra-Jah O’Hara.
They also landed a role in an episode of American Horror Story. Eureka also stars alongside fellow Drag Race alumna Bob The Drag Queen and Shangela in the critically-acclaimed HBO docu-series We’re Here.