revealed this week that she has been sober for the past six months. In an interview with Variety on Tuesday, the pop star said he has struggled with the “stigma” surrounding sobriety and youth.
Speaking on The Big Ticket podcast, Cyrus said he decided to quit drugs after surgery on his vocal cords last November. “It has been really important to me for the past year to live a sober lifestyle because I really wanted to polish my craft,” said the 27-year-old.
Cyrus said that while researching his family tree, he found a history of addictions and mental health problems. She talked about her mother’s adoption and her grandparents’ divorce, and how those events have affected her.
“So I just went through that and asked, ‘Why am I the way I am?’ By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly, “said Cyrus. “I think therapy is great.”
The singer and actress has been outspoken about smoking marijuana in the past. She joked that she loves sending an interview to her parents, who are “great drug addicts,” in which she says, “Anyone who smokes weed is a mannequin.”
While explaining that the surgery has been a blessing in disguise, Cyrus also said that it has cost him the trial he received since he was sober.
“It is really difficult because especially when you are young, there is a stigma of ‘you are not fun,'” he said. “It’s like, ‘Honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know I’m fun.'”
He added that one of the best parts of sobriety is “waking up 100%, 100% of the time.”
“I don’t want to wake up dizzy. I want to wake up feeling ready,” she said.