Cher allegedly had her troubled son kidnapped from a hotel room while he was trying to reunite with his wife on their wedding anniversary.
The 77-year-old singer is said to have made the dramatic move as she was worried about 47-year-old Elijah Blue Allman’s health.
Cher’s daughter-in-law, Marieangela King, made the claim in a declaration to a Los Angeles court during a hearing on her and Allman’s divorce.
DailyMail.com reported singer Allman – the son of Cher and her second husband Greg Allman – is understood to be in rehab in Pasadena, California, after collapsing on the pavement leading up to the entrance of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on 14 September.
Allman married King, 36, who goes by the name Queenie in the rock band King, in 2013.
In her declaration to the court, King said she and Allman had spent 12 days in New York trying to work on their marriage, but said their attempt to reconcile were interrupted by four men who burst into their hotel room last year.
She said: “On November 30, 2022, the night of our wedding anniversary, four people came to our hotel room and removed (Elijah) from our room.
“I was told by one of the four men who took him that they were hired by (Elijah’s) mother.
“I am currently unaware of my husband’s wellbeing or whereabouts.”
She added he was in “lockdown” at a “treatment facility that is undisclosed to me”, and concluded her statement by saying: “I understand his family’s efforts to make sure he is well, and I want what is best for my husband.”
Allman has admitted he started taking drugs when he was 11 and has had a long battle with heroin addiction.
The Mail reported worried staff at the Chateau Marmont had reached out to her over worries about his appearance before his collapse.
One source said: “Virtually every morning and afternoon Elijah could be seen in front of the hotel on the sidewalk either leaning against the wall or sitting on the sidewalk smoking.
“He would come out with a full cigarette and by the time he had finished it, he would be passed out.
“It always looked like it was dipped in something. He looked strung-out and messy, like he was a homeless person living on the streets.”
Allman met King in Germany after he went there for treatment for a case of Lyme Disease.
Cher did not congratulate the newlyweds after they eloped and refused to acknowledge their engagement.
Allman filed for divorce from King and said they had split in April 2020, though she maintains they didn’t break up until a year later.