Roseanne star Sara Gilbert praises Emma Kenney for her courage to seek out treatment for unruly behavior

Roseanne star Sara Gilbert praises Emma Kenney for her courage to seek out treatment for unruly behavior
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Roseanne star Sara Gilbert praised her co-star 18-year-old Emma Kenney after she announced that she was "seeking treatment" for her wild and unruly behavior. 

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In an episode of The Talk Gilbert said, "I just first want to say, Emma, I’m so proud of you. I know that the whole cast and crew are so proud of you and it takes a lot of courage… We all have demons and it takes a lot of courage to face them, particularly at 18. I envy you." 

"If I could go back to being 18 and start doing things to better myself at the pace you’re doing, I would be a better person today. So I commend you, I love you and I know you will come out the other side. And thank you for speaking up and being an example..." she continued. 


Just a day before Sara spoke on The Talk, Kenney revealed that she was ready for a change and to start making better choices.

As reported In Touch magazine, Kenney shared, "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."

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"It wasn’t healthy, and it was making me feel even worse — anxious and depressed. It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it," she continued. 

The actress did not reveal the details of her behavior but shared that the treatment was helping her how to balance her personal life and Hollywood. 


"Now, in treatment, I will work on finding other ways to cope with boredom, find hobbies and better learn how to deal with stress. I just think I need a mental sanity break and a break from the Hollywood scene."

However, while she is still in the spotlight, she hopes to educate people and help others who are going through rough times. 

"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 know I’m making the right choice by going to treatment, and I’m going to come out the other side the right Emma, the true Emma that I’ve always been."


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