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‘Drag Race’ Alum Katya Checks Into Rehab, Postpones Tour Dates With Trixie Mattel

Drag star Katya announced on Tuesday (April 9) that she’s taking a break from her career to focus on her health and sobriety.

In a video posted to her Instagram, Katya shared that she is currently seeking treatment for her addiction, meaning that her upcoming tour dates with friend and fellow Drag Race star Trixie Mattel would be postponed. “So, there’s a saying for the active alcohol or drug addict, [that] the trajectory of the life course has three possible outcomes: A. jail, B. institutions or C. death,” she said. “Unfortunately, I find myself squarely and firmly and quite uncomfortably in the B camp right now.”

Continuing, the star said that in order to “make things good” for her fans, “I gotta make things good for me right now.” She went on to say that all rescheduled dates or “potential loss of money” from fans would be addressed and “rectified” soon. “I gotta swiftly and competently rectify my a– right now,” she added. “Thank you so much for your patience and compassion, and I hope that you have a wonderful day.”

Katya and Trixie had a pair of shows for their live version of their podcast The Bald and the Beautiful scheduled this week for Thursday and Friday in Sacramento, Calif., (April 11) and Albuquerque, N.M. (April 12). In a statement posted to its Instagram Stories, event organizer Obsessed expressed its well-wishes for Katya, and revealed that the Sacramento and Albuquerque dates had been officially rescheduled for Sept. 7 and 9, respectively.

A number of fellow drag stars sent Katya their well wishes in the comments section of her video. All Stars 5 winner Shea Couleé shared her support and thanked Katya for “being brave enough to share with us and tackle this obstacle face on.” Season six Drag Race star Laganja Estranja added, “As a recovering alcoholic, I feel this deeply. I am always a text or phone call away. I love you so much, and you have my full support!!”

Watch Katya’s video below:

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