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Gaga's shocking reveal: I was addicted to weed

  • Lady Gaga admits she would smoke 'up to 15-20 marijuana cigarettes a day'
  • Gaga: 'It's ultimately related to anxiety coping and it's a form of self-medication'
Gaga's shocking reveal: I was addicted to weed

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Lady Gaga has found a way to shock us once again. Gaga just revealed that she was addicted to marijuana, admitting that at one point in her life, she smoked "up to 15-20 marijuana cigarettes a day."

The pop star made the revelation during an interview with Elvis Duran and "The Z100 Morning Show" on Monday, saying that the drug helped her cope with pain from a hip injury, as well as the physical and mental stress in her life.

"I have been addicted to it and it's ultimately related to anxiety, coping, and it's a form of self-medication," she said during the interview. Gaga is currently promoting the release of her most recent album, "Artpop." Her previous hip injury caused her to cancel part of her "Born This Way Tour" earlier this year, which she admitted was difficult for her.

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"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," said Gaga. "I was just in a lot of pain and very depressed all the time and not really sure why." She said she has since stopped taking the drug. 

Gaga also admitted that she has "been addicted to various things since I was young," and that she often jumps from one drug to another, but that fame had compounded those issues. "The truth is that it is very hard to be famous," she explained.

"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."

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"The truth is that I can break, and I did. I was not very good at breaking. I lost everything that I love. I was in a wheelchair for six months. I did a lot of drugs and took a lot of pills," she admitted.

Gaga says she's now speaking out about the issue because she wants her fans to know that they can become addicted to marijuana. "Can I be brilliant without it?" asked Gaga during the interview. "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."

Watch the interview below -- Gaga starts talking about her addiction issues at the 2:20 mark:


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