Christiane F. has been on everyone’s lips again since the series remake of “Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo”. But how is the famous drug addict doing today?
The series (with the Austrian actress Jana McKinnon) for the novel only started last Friday (February 19th). Amazon Prime reinterprets the classic in eight episodes (>>> click here for the review). But what became of the famous drug addict?
Christiane’s son is placed in a foster family
After the publication of her book, Christiane F. became famous. She published another book, appeared in several documentaries, lived in Greece for a while. But she did not stay clean, and repeatedly relapsed. Instead of undergoing therapy, she decided to go to a women’s prison for ten months. Her son was born in 1996, and in 2008 the youth welfare office withdrew her custody. She’d gotten into the wrong man and had been using heroin again.
The child was placed in a foster family.
“I am a sick woman”
In 2014 Christiane returned to Berlin and started a methadone program. Shortly thereafter, she announced her withdrawal from the public. This is due to an internet campaign against the moderator Markus Lanz, who invited her to a show. “I’m afraid that anonymous critics will judge me and try me on the Internet,” she said. In addition, she is a “sick woman”.
According to “Bild”, Christiane is still not gone from drugs. In the past few years she has been seen repeatedly in the drug scene in Berlin – but no longer at the Zoo station, but at Kottbusser Tor.