Formerly svelte Cheers star Kirstie Alley's meltdown as human zeppelin fails to deflate despite promises, suffering a devastating emotional crisis after realizing her plan to lose weight is WAY more difficult than she thought.
In a bizarre series of rants on Twitter, the 59-year-old - who ballooned to an astonishing 265 pounds last fall - has cracked sick jokes about eating children and dogs, made threats about harming herself, boasted intimate details of imaginary love affairs with two famous men and made violent threats against other celebrities.
"Kirstie is a babbling mess," an insider confided to The ENQUIRER. "Her bizarre rants are obviously a desperate cry for help.
"She's mad that she has to limit her food intake, exercise and say no to sweets, so she's lashing out in outrageous ways."
In an attempt to make light of her diet frustration, Kirstie quipped in a Twitter post: "I JUST ATE A side of beef, 2 kindergarteners, a hot tub of linguini, 3 Dalmatians, and a big plate of doughnuts."
"She's trying to be edgy and funny, but Kirstie's so-called jokes make her seem like she's completely losing her grip on reality," continued the insider.
"She's crowed for months about how she's going to turn her life around and get thin and fit, but she's buckling under the pressure.
"She's swearing she'll lose 70 pounds by June 15, but that's an unrealistic goal.