Fergie has spoken out about her past addiction to crystal meth
'I was basically hallucinating on a daily basis.'
Fergie has spoken out about her past addiction to crystal meth.
The Black Eyed Peas singer was addicted to methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth, when she first started working in the music business.
Fergie said the addiction caused her to have daily hallucinations and left her suffering from psychosis and dementia.
Speaking to i news, she said:
"At my lowest point, I was (suffering from) chemically-induced psychosis and dementia. I was basically hallucinating on a daily basis.
"It took a year after getting off that particular drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I actually stopped seeing things.
I’d just be sitting there, seeing a random bee or a bunny."
Fergie began using crystal meth when she was 18-years-old.
Her addiction continued into the 2000s after she left her first band, Wild Orchid.
She said that, at her worst, she became convinced that the FBI and the CIA were following her.
One day, she hid in a church for fear that she was being tracked only to find that the car park was empty when she emerged.
“The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun… until it wasn’t.
"But you know what, I thank the day it happened to me. Because that’s my strength, my faith, my hope for something better.”
The 42-year-old mum released her second solo studio album, Double Duchess, earlier this year.
She also split from husband, Josh Duhamel, in September after eight years of marriage.