Megyn Kelly, the renowned television host and journalist, has always been known for her sharp wit and unflinching approach to interviewing high-profile individuals. However, behind her professional facade lies a personal story of resilience, one that revolves around her late sister’s battle with addiction and eventual recovery.
Kelly’s sister, Suzanne, was addicted to an opioid during the Opioid crisis of the mid-1990s. Her doctor prescribed it and told her it was non-addicting. She spent the rest of her life battling addiction and the setbacks that come with it. She had wanted to tell the world her story on her sister’s Megyn’s show but they never got the chance. She passed away suddenly at the age of 58 after suffering a major heart attack.
Megyn described her sister as a “firecracker, funny, strong, wise but still vulnerable”. At the height of Suzanne’s addiction, many tabloids tried to do what Megyn described as a “hit piece”. She called in any and all favors she could to get the story stopped and thought it had worked, but eventually, they ran it anyway.
Addiction is a relentless adversary, capable of tearing families apart and wreaking havoc on individuals’ lives.