She sought a divorce in January 1996, after she had reportedly helped him to go to rehabilitation to recover from faltering health and addiction to drugs, as discussed in Randy J Taraborrelli’s book, The Magic and the Madness.
In an interview with Oprah in 2010, Lisa Marie explained “he had to make a choice” between his lifestyle or his wife.
She said: “I couldn’t tell what was happening. Dehydration, low blood pressure, exhaustion, a virus?”
Oprah asked: “What did your gut tell you? You thought there was some drug use?”