HAYWARD -- Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer broke her back in a fall at her home over the weekend, she reports on Facebook.

The 43-year-old Lockyer -- the wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer and the subject of headlines near and far when her methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair led to her resignation from office two years ago -- described the mishap in two posts.

"It's very difficult to share this. I broke my back on Saturday," she posted late Monday morning. "Can't believe it myself. Thought the stars were going to finally let up on me. I'll make it through again I know, but your positive energy and prayers again would be so much appreciated."

Nadia Lockyer at her home in the Hayward Hills, Friday, April 20, 2012.  (Karl Mondon/Staff)
Nadia Lockyer at her home in the Hayward Hills, Friday, April 20, 2012. (Karl Mondon/Staff) (Karl Mondon)

She wrote another post later Monday from the Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, thanking people "for all your kind and supportive words."

"Texting on my broken back looking at another Kaiser ceiling," she wrote. "The accident happened tripping on a narrow spiral staircase going from our balcony to grass below. They say it's a compression fracture of the thoracic 7. I was at new San Leandro hospital and taken to So Cal for care. I am terribly scared and in tremendous pain but your kind words are keeping me strong in spirit. Thank you."

Lockyer early in 2012 had claimed Stephen Chikhani attacked her in a Newark hotel room, but the state Justice Department investigated and eventually declined to charge him with any crime. As details emerged about Lockyer's lengthy affair with Chikhani and their drug use, she resigned her supervisorial seat in April 2012.


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She was arrested in August 2012 in Orange County and charged with felony methamphetamine possession and three misdemeanors: being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child abuse and endangerment. She spent several months in a residential rehabilitation program, and an Orange County judge dismissed the charges against her in January.

Bill Lockyer declined to comment Tuesday via a spokesman.

The 73-year-old Lockyer had filed for divorce in 2012, citing "irreconcilable differences" and seeking joint physical and legal custody of their son. However, he announced in March 2013 that he had withdrawn the divorce papers in hope of reconciling for their son's sake. When he announced in June 2013 that he would not seek the state controller's office this year and instead retire from public office, he said he was "looking forward to family reunification."

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