Dolly Parton’s niece had been to rehab many times, and was battling drug addiction for her entire life.
When she overdosed Dolly was heartbroken–but an illness is currently preventing the star from traveling. We ask that you pray for Dolly at this difficult time.
“Dolly has been struggling lately,” one friend said.
“It’s a serious concern and everyone’s worried how she’ll cope with her ailing health and family heartbreak.”
Tever, Dolly’s niece, had previously lost custody of her only child and was arrested Dec. 16 on charges of marijuana intoxication and weapons possession.
Her life was troubled by abuse of cocaine and Oxycontin.
A family friend, however, accused Dolly of being cold-hearted, saying helping Tever battle her demons only to keep the scandal quiet. Please pray for her.
Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music.
After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I’m Dolly.
With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s; Parton’s subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales.
However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.