Danielle Staub is going from the pole to the couch.
A day after naked photos of the reality star stripping at Scores hit the Internet, Staub says she's walked away from that gig and is seeking professional help for problems anchored in childhood sexual abuse.
"I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help," Danielle tells People. "For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure."
While we don't doubt Staub has issues and we hope she solves them soon, it's a bit hard to take the former Real Housewife of New Jersey seriously when she's filming a reality show right now with Heidi Montag and Jake Pavelka - and when she says she has "sought out" Dr. Drew for assistance."Seeing how I have hurt myself and my family this time," Staub says, "I can no longer push it behind me."
But she can make sure we all watch this struggle on our television screens.