MARY MC DONOUGH made millions smile as adorable Erin on the beloved ’70s TV drama THE WALTONS – but off-screen, the lovable redhead wrestled with drugs, depression and the debilitating disease lupus
In her startling new memoir, "Lessons From the Mountain," the actress reveals how she suffered for years with blinding headaches, chronic fatigue, sore joints and terrible rashes from the illness.
In an exclusive ENQUIRER interview, Mary, now 49, says she believes that leaky silicone breast implants caused her disease.
When CBS canceled "The Waltons" Mary was still only 18.
But she had a tough time landing new acting jobs. She decided to undergo plastic surgery.
"I kept hearing, ‘You’re losing this part or that part because you don’t have big boobs!’ So, I thought, ‘Well, I can get big boobs!’"
It was a decision that would haunt her for many years.
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