Lindsay Lohan’s father claims God has told him to open a rehab clinic.
Michael Lohan – who has previously insisted his daughter has an addiction to prescription medications – says he has been inspired to open a facility to help people struggling with substance abuse after witnessing the troubled actress’ problems and also his own battle with drug and alcohol dependency.
Michael – who is estranged from his four children with ex-wife Dina - said: "After seeing what my daughter, myself and other people I know have been through, it has led me to realise this is my calling and purpose in life.
“All I want to do is open this place and see my family, Dina and my children are in a good place. When that day comes, I am done, I am finished.
"All of the things that have happened to me in my life have led to this. I know this is what God wants me to do first and foremost.
The 50-year-old patriarch does not plan to employ doctors or use conventional medical treatments and wants to adopt a more “spiritual” approach to recovery.
He explained to Us Weekly magazine: “That will be done at an associated hospital. We are rehab that focuses on mind, body and soul. It is a spiritual retreat.
“The basis of the rehab will be that there is a God; that good conquers evil; that the best way to live is to treat others like you want to be treated; and treat your body like a temple.”
Michael – who recently moved from New York to Los Angeles to set up the clinic and repair his strained relationship with his daughter – has not yet chosen a location for the centre, but has already started hiring staff, including physical therapists and a kickboxing and yoga specialist.
He said: "We've got the team in place, and the financing is all there.”
Michael also promised to open the centre to anyone who needs help.
He said: “I'm not going to close my doors on anyone. We may offer a scholarship to those in need. You don't have to be Lindsay Lohan or Nicole Richie or Robert Downey Jr or a celebrity to get rehab."