Lindsay Lohan Shows Up Late for Morgue, Gets A Second Chance

Lindsay Lohan in court Wednesday.

Lindsay Lohan‘s first day of amends-making didn’t go so well.

The troubled actress showed up late today for her required community service at the Los Angeles county morgue.

“Lindsay arrived at the morgue approximately 20 minutes late and will be returning for orientation tomorrow,” Steve Honig, her publicist, told ABC News. “Her lateness was due to a combination of not knowing what entrance to go through and confusion caused by the media waiting for her arrival. Lindsay spoke with the supervisors at the morgue, they showed her how to get in and everything is all cleared up.”

Lohan was clearly relieved to catch a break.

“With all of the stress and pressure from yesterday and today, I’ve never been so happy to go to therapy!!!!” she wrote on Twitter. “Also, I’m sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner’s office. Won’t happen again, now I know where to go! Thank you for your help.”

Earlier today, Honig told ABC News that the 25-year-old actress was committed to completing her required community service following the Wednesday revocation of her probation from her January shoplifting case. “Lindsay has already contacted the morgue and is going to immediately begin her community service there,” he said.

But as of 8:30 a.m. PT today, Lohan had not arrived at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Ed Winter, the assistant chief of the coroner’s office, told reporters assembled outside that Lohan made an appointment to be at the morgue at 8 a.m. “If she still shows up will turn her away,” he said. “She failed to meet her appointment.”

Winter said he would pass on the information to the court.

On Wednesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Saunter told Lohan to complete 32 hours of community service at the morgue by her Nov. 2 probation hearing.

Meanwhile, Lohan’s estranged father claims he knows what’s to blame for her latest spate of problems.

“She’s smoking either crack or meth, one or the other,” Michael Lohan said on HLN Wednesday. He was reacting not just to Lohan’s Wednesday probation revocation but also to a recent photo in which the 25-year-old actress’ teeth appeared to be decaying. 

“If you’re talking about prescription medication it would affect all your teeth, not just your two front teeth,” he said, adding, “You can’t dance with the devil and expect to go home with Jesus.”

Honig declined to comment on Michael Lohan’s claims.