LADY GAGA RECALLS PAST DRUG ADDICTION: I DID IT TO COCAINE TO COPE WITH LONELINESS

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1336147095_gaga.jpgBy: Samantha Chang

Pop star Lady Gaga, a fitness fanatic who works out daily and follows a strict diet, says loneliness fueled her drug addiction during her post-high school years.

“I started doing cocaine because it was like the drug was my friend,” Gaga, 26, said on the Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet talk show May 3, 2012 (see video at left). “I never did it with other people. It’s such a terrible way to fill that void, because it just adds to that void, because it’s not real.”

She continued: “I began to cherish my loneliness. I have, sort of, since I was around 20 years old. I was very depressed when I was 19. I decided to pursue music, so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn’t want any money from them. I got three jobs and I just hit the ground running.

“I would go back to my apartment every day and I would just sit there. It was quiet and it was lonely. It was still. It was just my piano and myself. I had at television and I would leave it on all the time just to feel like somebody was hanging out with me.”

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