Who would have thought Drew Barrymore and David Crosby would end up living together in 1989? But Drew Barrymore and David Crosby didn’t come together to co-write a song or co-star in a movie.
Crosby was a classic rock icon and Barrymore a troubled teen actress. But it seems Drew Barrymore and David Crosby had more than the entertainment business in common, they were also both drug and alcohol abusers at one point in their lives.
Barrymore played the role of “Gertie” in the Steven Spielberg movie, “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” and soon became an international star. She was already attending parties and club-hopping at an early age, admittedly drinking, smoking pot and taking cocaine by the age of 12, and following in the footsteps of her abusive father, John Drew Barrymore. "I was a club-hopper at 10, as much as a 10-year-old can be," said Barrymore in an interview with People Magazine. "I would sleep over at a friend's house, and we would sneak out."
After a suicide attempt and several failed attempts at drug rehab, Drew Barrymore came under the wing of rockstar David Crosby and his wife, Jan Dance in 1989.
Both David Crosby and his wife Jan had abused drugs and alcohol in the past. But by 1989 they had gotten clean, and were able to come to the aid of the young Barrymore. Drew Barrymore and David Crosby spent three months together. Whatever they talked about seemed to have a lasting effect, as Barrymore never relapsed again.
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