‘Drag Race’ Star Eureka! Checks Into Rehab, Fans Rush to Support the Queen

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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Eureka! says they are “embarrassed” as they inform fans that they have checked into rehab. The entertainer took to Twitter to tell their nearly 200,000 followers that they have been seeking treatment for addiction and mental health issues. An outpouring of love and support followed the announcement.


“I’m in rehab. It was time for me to get my addiction and mental self under control. I made this decision and it’s been really hard to be honest about it,” the drag queen tweeted.

Like others who face addiction, the taboo topic is hard to accept. The Season 9 Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant is no different.

“I’m embarrassed! These are some of my first steps. I love you all so much!” they opened up to their fans.


Eureka! revealed that they have been in treatment for over a week and that they already feel clearer.

The entertainer apologized to themself, but can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Fans of Drag Race will remember Eureka! as the first queen to leave the competition due to a medical reason, after tearing their ACL in Episode 2 on Season 9. Eureka! received an open invitation by RuPaul to return on the tenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where they were the runner-up.

Life After ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’

Eureka! has been a rising star in the world of drag. After appearing on multiple Drag Race franchises, the drag queen was cast on HBO’s We’re Here. The show premiered in 2020 and has garnered critical acclaim. Eureka! joined fellow Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen as well as Shangela.


Besides releasing singles such as “Body Positivity” and “The Big Girl,” Eureka! has continued to only rise in their career. Recently, it was announced that they would be joining Rupaul’s Drag Race Live! in Las Vegas.

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