Miley Cyrus Has Been Living Sober for Six Months

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The “We Can’t Stop” singer’s party days have halted.

Lyrics with reckless abandon, Dancing with Molly, and Trying to get a line in the bathroom no longer suit mega pop star, Miley Cyrus. In an exclusive interview with Variety, Miley reveals she’s been sober for the past six months.

Miley unraveled that her decision to abstain from substances surfaced after a big vocal surgery back in November 2019. She has since ceased the lifestyle upon educating herself on substance use disorder and other mental illnesses connected to her family.


The singer-songwriter tells Variety her revelations: “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. 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.”

 

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“My dad’s parents divorced when he was 3, 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. I think therapy is great.”

Miley’s song that hit Billboard Hot 100 back in 2009, “We Can’t Stop” received mixed reviews, “scathing towards its lyrical content.” The song essentially glorifies substance abuse and the consumption of alcohol. Regardless, it sold “over two million copies in the United States” and “reached the peak position in countries including New Zealand and the United Kingdom.”

 

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Miley defends criticism of losing her “fun” side saying, “It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of ‘you’re no fun,’” she vents. “It’s like, ‘honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun.’” Mental health awareness and safety from drugs and alcohol is more fun than life-damaging long-term effects that occur as a result.

We’re on your side, Miley.

You can empathize with Miley Cyrus’s life-changing decision fully via Variety here.