Shocking: Columbus Short Reveals ‘Scandal’ Exit Was Due To His Cocaine Addiction

Published: Wednesday 10th Dec 2014 by Sam

Columbus Short is coming clean about becoming clean.

In a sensational new interview with Access Hollywood, the actor – who was dismissed from his role as Harrison in ABC smash ‘Scandal’ earlier this year – revealed that his axing from the show was due to a previously undisclosed addition to cocaine.

Details below…

Speaking on the turmoil that defined the period, Short said:

“I’ll be candid: I was struggling with drugs. I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life… I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot, and trying to balance a 16-hour work schedule a day, and a family, and I just lost myself back then.”

He added:

“And if we’re going to be fully transparent, they {Shonda Rhimes and Scandal cast} protected me and they held me down. And that was one of the real reasons – they just wanted me to get my stuff together. Sometimes the bottom has to be dropped out for you to really get it. So I moved to Atlanta. I’ve been living there for the last five months, five-and-a-half months, and it’s just been great. It’s been life-changing.”

Watch the full interview below…

It goes without saying that Short’s year has been all sorts of a mucky mess. We wish him the best moving forward.

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  1. TheElusiveLamb December 10, 2014

    Didn’t Nippy tell you h*** Crack is wack? Listen to the Queen.

    • Stacy December 10, 2014

      Exactly girl.

  2. Credits December 10, 2014

    You wanted to get your stuff together so you moved to Atlanta lol?? Why didn’t you go to Aspen or something?! Ha. Jokes aside, I hope his career revives. Did he ever admit to the domestic violence?

  3. Stacy December 10, 2014

    The top 10 Highest-Paid Musicians are:

    To bad for him, anyway, in other news, Beyonce is the only woman in the top 10 earnings list…BOSS B****!

    1. Dr. Dre: $620 million 
    2. Beyoncé: $115 million 
    3. The Eagles: $100 million 
    4. Bon Jovi: $82 million 
    5. Bruce Springsteen: $81 million 
    6. Justin Bieber: $80 million 
    7. One Direction: $75 million 
    8. Paul McCartney: $71 million 
    9. Calvin Harris: $66 million 
    10. Toby Keith: $65 million

    • Stacy December 10, 2014

      I’m so late Face palm, David I didn’t even see that article.

      • EAT IT UP! December 10, 2014

        That’s because you’re part of the dumb ass hive.

      • Stacy December 10, 2014

        Lol How cute, a computer thug. Run along sweetie, it’s breastfeeding time.

      • Stacy December 10, 2014

        And to the Monica/Brandy troll, just stop.

    • Lana Lover December 10, 2014

      Wheres Rihanna? lol

      • Monica #1 fan December 10, 2014

        above lana kii

      • Lana Lover December 10, 2014

        Who is Monica?

  4. Trellbeylike December 10, 2014

    Well im glad he got it together and big shoutout to Shonda and the Scandal crew for not snitching!!!

    • HBIC_MamaPope December 11, 2014

      More like, thanks to the non-disclosure agreements the Shonda & co. signed so that the show wouldn’t get bad press,.

  5. NENE December 10, 2014

    You will never believe what celebrities go through. beyonce might be a drug addict so stop wishing to be someone.

  6. N December 11, 2014

    This world is dark and the entertainment industry is even darkest. The life that we choose to give and the sacrifices we give can be appalling and detrimental. With that aside, I wish him all the best and I hope that he know that other influences can creep up in a new way because that is how mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny entertainers deal with their issues.

  7. Dana December 11, 2014

    I think he still needs time to work on HIM. Just HIM. He is quick to have all these excuses. And talking about all these other people in his life. And he answers one of the first questions saying he is still a “gladiator”. Homie is still in the spiral. Top it off with him still trying to hustle his music. Go climb a mountain and get back to us when you are ready Columbus because that time sure is not now.

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