Actress Demi Moore

London: Demi Moore’s despair over the death of the friend who supported her at Alcoholics Anonymous may have led to her collapse this week, it was claimed yesterday.

The actress was overcome with grief at the funeral of Patsy Rugg, 70, in December, weeks after announcing the end of her marriage. According to reports in the US, the loss of the AA sponsor she used to introduce as “my Mum” may have been a factor in her meltdown on Monday.

Moore, 49, was taken to hospital after suffering a seizure said to have been caused by inhaling nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. Her alleged use of the prescription drug Adderall, an appetite suppressant, is also said to have played a part.

Concerns for Moore’s health have grown since her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, 16 years her junior, ended in November. Her weight plummeted to 41kg and she has appeared increasingly frail and troubled. – Daily Mail