Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Addiction

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This is sad. Who knew Lady Gaga had a serious drug addiction. That kind of explains where the inspiration for her new song Dope came from on ARTPOP. Mother Monster said in a recent interview that she’s been using drugs to cope with the pain after her hip injury and surgery.

“I have been addicted to it and it’s ultimately related to anxiety coping and it’s a form of self-medication and I was smoking up to 15-20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco,” she told a local morning show New York. “I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely, and looking back I do see now that some of it had to do with my hip pain… I didn’t know where the pain was coming from so I was just in a lot of pain and very depressed all the time and not really sure why.”

Lady Gaga also admitted to using drugs for years prior as a way to deal with the pressure of fame:

“I’ve been addicted to various things since I was young,” she said. “Most heavily over the past seven years… But, the truth is that it is very hard to be famous.”

She continued on to say,

“It’s wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans. But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are because I am a human being too and I break, and I think there is an assumption… that I cannot break because I am an alien woman and I am unstoppable.”

Being famous certainly can’t be easy. Gaga said she’s working on getting to a place where she doesn’t have to be high to be creative.

“I do put that pressure on myself; I have to be high to be creative. I need that, that’s an error in my life that happened for over 10 years… Can I be brilliant without it? I know that I can be and I have to be because I want to live, and I want my fans to want to live.”

Here’s to hoping Lady Gaga finds her happy place, without drugs. Addictions are not easy to deal with.

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