Donatella Versace worried about being fed fried food in rehab

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Donatella Versace credit:Bang Showbiz
Donatella Versace credit:Bang Showbiz

Donatella Versace feared being fed "fried food" when she went to rehab.

The 66-year-old fashion designer revealed that her diet plan was one of her biggest concerns when she took Sir Elton John's advice to go to rehab in a bid to overcome her cocaine addiction.

Donatella - who entered rehab in 2005 - said: "I just wanted to know what we would be eating. I didn’t want anything greasy. So I rang them up. [I said] ‘I don’t eat fried food.’ And they said, ‘Fine. Come.'"

Donatella struggled with her addiction for almost two decades before seeking help.

The designer knew that her addiction was damaging her career, but she struggled to turn her back on drugs.

She told The Times newspaper: "I knew that people wouldn’t trust me to run the company if I was using, but I thought, ‘It’s OK. Let’s do it a little more.'"

Donatella battled with her addiction until Elton decided to intervene.

The 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' singer and Donatella were at a birthday party when Elton - who has also struggled with drugs and alcohol - decided to urge her to take action.

Donatella explained: "It was a huge party. I went to the bathroom in a long, embroidered dress, diamonds everywhere. I left the bathroom. I saw this group of people.

"Elton said, ‘You are leaving tonight.’ ‘What?’ ‘It’s time for you to stop.’ The first thing I thought was, ‘Do you have the number of this place?"

Donatella completed a stint in rehab in 2005 and is glad that she's left her addiction troubles in the past.

She previously said: "I'm very determined that I don't want to feel that way again."

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