CHARLENE TILTON’s BOOZY HELL

Published on: January 9, 2012
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CHARLENE TILTON’s BOOZY HELL

“Dallas” beauty CHARLENE TILTON plunges into a boozy nightmarish hell after the shocking sudden death of her fiancée as she spent seven months in an alcohol induced delirium.

Charlene confessed she was beyond shock when cinematographer Cheddy Hart at age 54 died the very day before Christmas 2009

"I was in such shock. I still am,” Charlene said.

“I was an absolute mess. I couldn't get off the couch. I couldn't do anything. Then, about seven months later, something clicked. I thought, 'What am I going to do? Just lay down and join him?' He wouldn't have wanted that.

“My daughter wouldn't have wanted that either,” she admitted.

"Somehow I had to get out of that depression, so I changed everything. I don't drink any more. I don't smoke. I try to be really healthy and grab any opportunity that comes along with both hands.

"That's not to say I'm not still affected by it. But hey, I'm coming out the other end... I drank to try to stop feeling anything. I had a moment where I thought, 'I'm either going to live or I'm going to join my man.'

“But then I thought about my daughter and knew that there was a lot I still wanted to do. I knew I had to pick myself up."

Charlene will be returning to TV in the new reboot of “Dallas’ joining Larry Hagman and the gang for more multi-million dollar mischief amongst the Ewing clan.