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Miley Cyrus has revealed that she is celebrating six months of sobriety!
The 27-year-old singer told iHeart and Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast that she initially stopped drinking after her vocal cord surgery back in November, but then wanted to continue the no-alcohol lifestyle…
“It’s been really important for me over the last year living a sober lifestyle, because I really wanted to polish up my craft,” she told Variety‘s Marc Malkin.
“I had really big vocal surgery in November. I had freaking four weeks where I wasn’t allowed to talk.”
She then added that her vocal cord surgery – which she had after originally being hospitalized with tonsillitis – was just one of the reasons for her decision to go sober. The other had something to do with her parents, in particular their “abandonment” issues, and a previous family history of addiction…
“I’ve been sober sober for the past six months. At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery.… But I had been thinking a lot about my mother,” she continued.
“My mom was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the abandonment feelings and wanting to prove that you’re wanted and valuable.
“My dad’s parents divorced when he was three, so my dad raised himself. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges.
“So just going through that and asking, ‘Why am I the way that I am?’ By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly.”
Miley concluded by confirming that her lack of drinking alcohol doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to have a good time…
“It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of ‘You’re no fun.’ It’s like, ‘Honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun,’” she added.
“The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time. I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready.”
Congratulations Miley! Here’s to the next six months…