De Lesseps was reportedly drunk when she demanded to take the stage at Townhouse and then tried to belt out “Money Can’t Buy You Class” but fumbled the words. She was eventually escorted off the stage and later shared on Instagram she had been out celebrating. De Lesseps has been living a sober life so reports of the evening made headlines. But she wants to be transparent with her fans.
Luann de Lesseps plans to talk about Townhouse night in cabaret shows
De Lesseps talks about what’s happening in her life during her cabaret shows and the Townhouse night is no different.
“For me, each new show is about new music and things that relate to my life at the time,” she said on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast. “I’ll be talking about the things that have been happening in my life and most recently this [incident] because it is a part of my life and that’s what my cabaret shows are all about.”
“I kind of integrate stories that are happening in my life,” she continued. “Ultimate Girls’ Trip that happened recently. All new music as always, I do a Q and A with the audience, which is the fans’ favorite part.”
The night was an ego bruiser for the ‘RHONY’ star
She admitted that the relapse was tough on her. “It was an ego bruiser for sure, but, you know, a learning experience because that’s what it has to be,” she said. “I think falling off the wagon is a part of recovery and you know, I’m a very public person. And so, the whole world is gonna know about it and it’s a struggle. The struggle is for real. And I’m focusing on, day by day, one day to time. And sobriety has been a struggle for me for the last couple of years.”
But de Lesseps is standing strong today. “It’s important to me to be healthy, to live a healthy lifestyle, which I do,” she said. “But, I fell off the wagon and I own it. And it’s not easy to deal with. But I’m dealing with it day by day and I’m doing everything that I need to do.”
“I have a supportive family and friends and I’m taking care of myself, doing meetings,” she said. “Seeking the right help so to take care of myself. And that’s the most important thing is learning from this. And relapse is a part of recovery and I’m on the road. I’m back on the wagon.”
Cabaret has ‘saved me’ Luann de Lesseps says
She hopes to help others by being honest and open. “I think the whole world struggles with these issues and I hope I can be helpful to people,” she said. “If you fall off the wagon, you can get right back on and it’s really day by day. And I’m grateful that I have so many supportive people and friends and family that helped me along this journey.”
So, “I wanna make my performances the best they can be,” she added. “You know, cabaret for me is a way of putting out that energy and my creativity and I love it so much.”
“My new show is going to be fantastic in New York,” she shared. “I kick off my dates at 54 Below, the Iconic 54 Below on April 17th through the 30th. So I’m super excited about that because it really keeps me busy, and cabaret really has saved me in so many ways throughout the years. And I’m just this real that everybody loves the show.”