The global pandemic has brought out the worst and the best for people all over the world, which has resulted in them sharing their stories of hope and despair in isolation. One such story comes from the world of music.
‘Hannah Montana’ famed teen sensation Miley Cyrus disclosed how she is “focusing on sobriety” after experiencing a mid-pandemic relapse in an interview.
The star who recently released her seventh album, ‘Plastic Hearts’, spoke about navigating addiction in an Apple Music interview with Zane Lowe last Monday. And now, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Miley Cyrus revealed that she decided to kick drugs and alcohol before hitting tragedy.
Miley Cyrus Sobriety Journey
“One of the reasons I got sober was I had just turned 26,” Miley, now 28, said in the interview, “and I said, “I got to pull my shit together before I’m 27 because 27 is the time you cross over that threshold into living or dying a legend. I didn’t want to not make it through being 27. I didn’t want to join that club,” she said referring to the “27 Club,” which consists of several artists who passed away at age 27 due to drug use.
“Probably about halfway into 26, I got sober. Then by 27, I was pretty much fully sober. Then, like a lot of people during the pandemic, I fell off. It was really a struggle. Mental health and anxiety and all that. I lost myself there, and now I’m back on five weeks,” Miley added.
Sharing more details about the kind of intoxication substances she was into, Miley said she was into “drinking.”
“I haven’t done drugs in years,” said Miley. “Honestly, I never try to, again, be a fortune-teller. I try to not be naive. Things f—— happen. But from sitting here with you right now, I would say it would have to be a cold day in hell for me to relapse on drugs.”
Although Mylie’s experimentation with drugs and booze has been in full swing, and the singer has always been open about her drug use in the past, Cyrus now wants to step away from the daily reality of living with the addiction.
“I have been focusing on sobriety as I wanted to wake up 100 percent, 100 percent of the time.”
Last year in August, Miley tweeted “I have not only smoked, but advocated for w**d, I’ve experimented with drugs, my biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom.”
Yet, two months after this, Miley announced that she was sober, and it’s “the best” she has “ever felt.” “I’m radiating,” Miley said.
Even though Miley Cyrus’ sobriety journey has been “back-and-forth,” getting sober was more of a “choice” than a necessity for her.
“I think it’s necessary for me to fulfill my purpose right now,” she said.
On an ending note, Miley added, “I’m really good at quitting things. To me, fun is any time I feel like I really display or I reach my full potential. When the glass ceiling breaks. That’s f—– fun for me.”