Columbus Short Spills His Own Tea


Columbus Short Spills His Own Tea

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

It was reported that former “Scandal” star Columbus Short was handed the pink slip because of his constant legal troubles and his very public falling out with his estranged wife.

The domestic abuse accusations seemingly burned the bridge with the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes, but Columbus is now claiming the real reason for his troubles was drug addiction.

He tells Access Hollywood Live:

“I’ll be candid. I was struggling with drugs. I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life.

“The real drugs – I did cocaine. I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot, and trying to balance a 16-hour work schedule a day, and a family, and, I just lost myself back then.”


Columbus also revealed that Shonda Rhimes knew about his addiction and it’s one of the reasons she thought it would be best to write him off the show so he could handle his personal issues off-screen.

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. Madison

    December 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Makes sense. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  2. Peachy

    December 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    But is he in rehab? That’s what I hope he’s doing right now since he’s no longer on Scandal.

  3. Shayla

    December 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Wasted talent. I hope he gets it together soon.

  4. Ms. Jackson

    December 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  5. Yeah I Said It!

    December 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Drug addiction is no joke. I can respect his honesty. That’s not something a lot of people want to share.

  6. Queen

    December 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Wow. This is the first time he’s actually taken responsibility for his bad choices. It may be hope for him after all.

  7. Realness

    December 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    He’s going to have to get over himself and do what’s right for him because he is a father.

  8. julyol1972

    December 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    And yet Shonda, and her crew didn’t say a word about his issues, nor did they leak it to the media. This is why I love this woman – professional all the way.

    Katherine Heigl must have been a Class A B-tch, cuz Shonda sure as hell didn’t hold back on that one though.

  9. Anonymous

    December 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I’m still rooting for this dude. I know he messed up royally, but I’d like to think his career isn’t over.

  10. Anonymous

    December 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    A lot of actors and singers are on coke.

  11. Dominique

    December 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    He has so many demons. Good luck to him.

  12. Ugo

    December 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Really hope he gets back on track,God be with you man.

  13. Laura

    December 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Mona Scott-Young, take notes.

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