Chynna Phillips Heads to Rehab, Attempts to Hold On

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You've got no one to blame for your unhappiness (no, baby!). You got yourself into your own mess... Let your worries pass you by.

When Chynna Phillips sang these words in the 1990 classic "Hold On," who knew they would sort of apply to own situation two decades later?

As this former member of the all-female group Wilson Phillips checks herself into rehab this week, there's just one difference between these lyrics and her personal crisis: Chynna can pretty much blame half-sister of Mackenzie Phillips for all her issues.

Last September, Mackenzie told the world about her incestuous sexual relationship with her father. The ramifications of that announcement have led Chynna's manager to release the following statement:

"After much thoughtful deliberation Chynna Phillips has checked herself into an undisclosed treatment facility for anxiety. With the full support of her family and friends, she is looking forward to her recovery. We ask that people respect her and her family's privacy at this time."

Chynna released a new album in the fall of 2009. She's married to Baldwin brother Billy, who will soon appear on Gossip Girl in the role of Serena's father.

A friend says Chynna is not receiving help for drugs or alcohol, but for "a combination of things. She hasn’t been the same since the summer.”

We hope she gets better and we'd like to honor the singer by asking readers to check out her classic video below. It ought to serve as inspiration for Chynna as she struggles to overcome these demons.


As a fellow mentally ill person, I applaud her decision. It's not easy to decide on spending time in a treatment facility; it would be especially hard to do in the public eye. I truly hope she gets the help she needs and I wish her a happy recovery.


When I look at this photo of Phillips, I think of her father. Then I can't help but imagine Chynna saying, "Look what you do to your children, look what you do to your rivers, look what you do to your love, you kill your love. Then you want to sell everyone an aspirin." Great words said over the TV by a Charles Manson follower who looks like she could be Chynna's sister, or an illegitimate daughter of Chynna's father perhaps.


Thinking of you more at this time.Continue to hold on.You are to be admired for taking charge of your life.All the best to you and family.Take Care!!!


Chynna---warmest wishes,and best of Luck in a speedy recovery! With time,patience,and(Hopefully) a tenacious ability to endure---things will get better...Just hang in there,alright? Hollywood...


Makenzie probably unleashed a motherload of regressed memories, in Chynna....God only knows what she is dealing with...


As an anxiety sufferer, I have to say good for her. It can be very difficult to manage without help sometimes and the fact that she recognizes that and is willing to go the extra step is admirable. I hope she does recover. She's always been the quieter one of the family and I don't blame her for feeling the impact of her sister's admissions.


Chynna Phillips Biography

Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
Chynna Phillips is a American singer and actress known for being a member of Wilson Phillips and for being the daughter of The Mamas... More »
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Chynna Gilliam Phillips