Lady Gaga admits to serious drug addiction

Lady Gaga admits to serious drug addiction
Published: 2013 November 08 11:48:06 (3714 Views)
Lady Gaga says she is now the "soberest" she's been in the last five years — and by that she means she is no longer smoking 15 joints a day.

In a new interview, the "Poker Face" singer admitted to a serious marijuana addiction and said it escalated to brain-numbing heights because she used it to cope after breaking her hip earlier this year, The Sun in the U.K. reported.

"It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip," the 27-year-old said, adding that her life became a smoke-filled cycle: sleep, sing, smoke.

"I would break the habit and it would sneak back in, and I would break it and sneak back in," the star confessed.

Gaga has a professional high on the horizon — her new album, "Artpop," is set to be released this weekend.

But she's also had personal lows that could have motivated her to burn one down — she was reportedly dumped recently by boyfriend Taylor Kinney, and her "X Factor" performance late last month was panned by critics.

Like many artists who have blazed a path to super-stardom, Gaga said she previously used drugs as a response to intense sexual pressure she felt in the music industry.

"I went through terrible experiences early in my career climbing through swine and swine of men in the music industry," she said.


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