It has been reported that Lisa Marie Presley began an intensive weight loss regimen, in the weeks before her death from a cardiac arrest.
Billy Bush, who interviewed Presley during the Golden Globes ceremony, days before her passing, has stated that, “She was very uneven in her balance. The speech was very slow. And, definitely, when the interview was over, I turned to my producer next to me and said, ‘Something’s off here.’” He went on to elaborate, saying, “She was cognizant. She was certainly with it, just a second slow. But she was there. She was definitely there, but just a tad off in some way.”
As of yesterday, results of her autopsy and toxicology are pending, although the same source claims that Presley began taking weight loss medication and opioids; the latter as a result of a plastic surgery. Presley’s own history with opioid abuse is well-documented. She even wrote a foreword detailing her experiences for Harry Nelson’s “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain”.
In the six weeks before the Golden Globes, Presley dropped between 40 and 50 pounds. Yahoo has reported that the morning of her passing, she complained of abdominal pain.
The story will be updated as it develops.