It looks like Luann de Lesseps still has some demons to face when it comes to her drinking. The longtime Real Housewives of New York star is no stranger to getting into trouble when drinking. In 2017, after a night of drinking in Palm Beach, Luann was arrested after a trespassing incident at a hotel. A “highly intoxicated” Lu then threatened officers while in the back of a cop car. She was even caught on a dash cam yelling that she was “going to f–king kill all of you.” Lu went to prison and then got herself together in rehab.
She didn’t serve any additional jail time and her journey to sobriety was heavily featured on the next season of RHONY. As part of her probation, Luann couldn’t drink and had to regularly use a Breathalyzer. Not an easy task when you’re on a show revolving around all of your friends drinking. But Lu found cabaret and seemed to be on the road to a more sober lifestyle, despite a few bumps in the road.
Now she’s facing one of her biggest bumps after news surfaced that she was kicked out the New York piano bar, Townhouse. Lu was drunk and hogging the microphone and eventually shown the door when she was rude to patrons. Naturally, she has to apologize for her actions, which she just did on her Instagram account.
Luann’s post was a photo of text only and began, “This week, after a regrettable incident I was forced with the truth.” She went on, “I want to apologize to the staff at Townhouse and anyone else I may have offended by my behavior. Clearly my struggles with alcohol are real!” Lu admitted, “While I’ve made great strides over the years, there’s been many times I’ve fallen. It’s one day at a time! I’m in recovery and taking steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again.” She concluded, “I’m grateful to my family and friends for their constant support.” She signed off, “Sincerely, LuAnn.”
There’s no doubt that Luann is likely feeling the weight of embarrassment now that the dust is settling. Witnesses said that she was already intoxicated when she showed up at the bar. One source said, “Luann thought she was doing her act. She tried to sing [her own song] ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class,’ but they didn’t know it. They know standards. The piano player was like, ‘I don’t know the song,’ and she responded, ‘It’s a hit!’” The crowd eventually started booing her. After she “yelled at the other patrons on the microphone,” she was then “thrown out for getting aggressive with the bar’s customers.”
Luann received plenty of support on her post, some from her fellow housewives. Lisa Rinna commented, “Sending you love” with a heart emoji. And Real Housewives of Miami’s Marysol Patton added, “Always loving you [heart emoji] always.”
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