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Michael Lohan on Lindsay: 'I Know I'm Responsible for Part of This'

In a telling interview, Michael Lohan opened up to “Extra” Tuesday about his oldest daughter’s recent DUI arrest.

Michael said the last time he spoke to his daughter was “three days before she went into rehab.” During that conversation, Michael revealed, “She told me she loved me, missed me, wanted to talk to me, she didn’t know why things were going the way they were with my wife [Dina] and me.”

In an ironic twist, shortly before this morning’s events, Michael said, “Yesterday I felt like I needed to call her… I got her assistant Jenny Monroe who told me she [Lindsay] was in dance learning tango for her next movie.”

Michael never spoke to Lindsay, he told us, “There was no call, the next thing I heard was this morning…what we all know right now.”

He admitted that he is partly to blame for the way Lindsay is acting, saying, “I know I’m responsible for part of this. I acted the same way myself. Lindsay is being torn from her family… running in all the wrong directions.”

Michael said he spoke to his attorney and told him to “Take everything out of court, do everything for the kids…the way parents are suppose to do… the system gets in the way. Once we get caught up in the system things go in disarray!”

About whether or not his daughter’s career can rebound, he stated, “She’s gifted, talented, blessed and I really believe that once she gets back to the place she was… at the pinnacle of her career… Yes, I think she can rebound. We can use tragedy and turn it into triumph and I think Lindsay will do that.”

Michael has not spoken to Lindsay’s mother, Dina, or his other children since Lindsay’s recent arrest. He did tell us, “No one can separate the love a family has for each other…going to be there forever…unfortunate that too many people have gotten involved in our lives…I hold onto that thread of hope.”

About what kind of treatment Lindsay should enter into, Michael said, “[A] Faith based program…like Teen Challenge…they instill faith in your life. Life is a gift from God, what we do with it is what we give back

Michael is currently on parole and has been unable to go be with his daughter.