Fix This Fallen Star: Embattled Actress Maia Campbell To Appear On “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

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November 10, 2012 ‐ By

About a decade ago, actress Maia Campbell was on the verge of really blowing up. The beauty who captured everyone’s attention on “In The House,” by hosting the show “Twenty-Four/Seven” and acting alongside Tyrese in the “Sweet Lady” video was swooned over by men everywhere, and the women were even giving her props. But after 2000, it seems the actress had her share of personal struggles, including battling with a drug addiction, and her star began to fade.

Well, she’s been able to turn things around, but before she can completely start anew, according to Bossip, she will sit down with Iyanla Vanzant and discuss the rough road she’s come from and determine what she needs to do to fix her life now. One of the big topics that will be tackled is of course her past drug addiction, and the video that spread around the Internet some years back of Campbell allegedly high on drugs, and how the negative attention she received from it all affected her. It has also been said that Campbell has struggled with schizophrenia and her family has battled mental illness in the past, so it will be interesting to see if Iyanla touches on that during their sit-down.

The show will air on November 17, and Campbell took to Twitter to share the news of her upcoming episode, and friends of hers also went out of their way to get the word out through the social network:

”Iyanla, Fix My Fallen Star airs Nov 17 Tune in!!!! It’s been a long time coming.”

Maia has been sober for about two years now, and she’s looking healthy and happy these days. I’m sure the episode will be interesting, but more importantly, I’m sure doing the show in general has been therapeutic for the actress (and daughter of the late Bebe Moore Campbell, who has written on mental illness in their family). People can see the new her and move past whatever videos have been posted, rumors have been spread and lies that have been told about her over the years. I’m excited for her! What about you?

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  • vpm

    Very glad to see her get her life back on track. May God bless her.

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  • real rap

    it is a step in the right direction but the truth of the matter is that her situation is so much bigger than a ‘couch session’ with iyanla. one of the biggest problems with those who are battling bipolar disorder is after a period of ‘normalcy’, they feel that they no longer need their medication so they stop taking it which leads to a downward spiral of bad decision making, bad choices, and self medication (i.e. narcotics) to ‘cope’ with the situation which has become so much bigger than themselves. AFTER her ‘couch session, i pray that she gets ALL the help she needs. lastly, it sickens me how people have exploited her since her psyche issues began (just check youtube). when did we become such a society?

  • dbatt001

    who?

    • Guest

      …and the point of your question is??? If you don’t know who she is Google it butt-hole. Simple…

    • ashley79

      if you don’t know who, then you didn’t read the article. If you read it and still asking the question, that’s just stupid. Either way you’re being ignorant.

  • Just me

    I am very happy for her I hope she continues to do awesome she certainly deserves it she has been through enough maybe everyone can leave her alone now

  • Meyaka

    Good for her,much blessings.

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    Great to see Maia pulling herself together. I just found out that the book “72 Hour Hold” by her mother, Bebe Moore Campbell, was actually about her and her mental illness. I’m going to have to read that, because I was a fan of some of her other works.

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