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Demi Moore: Inside Her Overdose Nightmare

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Feb. 4 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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Demi Moore's panicked friend struggled to describe the actress' alarming condition during a 911 phone call placed from her Beverly Hills home at 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 23.

"She's kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up," the friend told the operator. After smoking an incense-like substance — possibly laced with powerful designer drugs — accompanied by hits of nitrous oxide  or Whip-Its, according a source, Demi collapsed and was left incapable of communicating, except by squeezing her hand, the friend continued. "She can't speak.... she's convulsing, so we are holding her down!"

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The semi-concious star was rushed to Sherman Oaks hospital and treated for "exhaustion," says her rep. But in fact, insiders tell Star, the 49-year-old had been spinning out of control for months as she battled addiction issues.

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She plunged toward rock bottom after her husband of six years, Ashton Kutcher, 34, walked out on her last fall, when Star broke the news of his affair with party girl Sara Leal. Devastated that she could no longer sexually satisfy her younger mate, and with few big movie roles on the horizon, Demi grew increasingly depressed and insecure and began starving herself while popping pills and abusing recreational drugs, insiders reveals.

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