Curtis became addicted to prescription painkillers following a medical procedure. Now in recovery from opiate addiction for more than 17 years, Curtis is calling for people to work harder to address the opiate addiction epidemic.
“I, like all of you, mourn the passing of a great artist but I also mourn the passing of potential artists past and present, caught in this deadly vise,” she writes. “Let’s work harder, look closer and do everything we can not to enable and in doing so, disable, our loved ones who are ill.
“This is what it sounds like when we all cry.”