WATCH: Kathy Griffin says pill addiction started “when the Trump thing happened”

Appearing on ABC News, Kathy Griffin, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, blamed her pill addiction on the backlash that occurred after she posed with a mock severed head of Trump.

Interviewer Juju Chang asked “How did you get lulled into it?”

“I got lulled into it really in the cliché way,” Griffin replied  I have to be honest. It really kicked into high gear when the Trump thing happened. Prior to that, I’m going to say I was dallying with a pill addiction in a way that wasn’t good. But then after that happened, I just thought, who cares?”

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