Noah CyrusThe 22-year-old has been recovering from an addiction to Xanax for the past two years, she revealed in a new interview with A rolling stone. “My boyfriend at the time, when I was 18, was the first person to give me Xanax and it became a way for us to bond,” the singer said in the interview, published on July 5. “I think I wanted to fit into it. I wanted to be what he wanted and what he thought was cool and what I thought everyone was doing.” Noah added, “Once I felt like it was possible to shut things down for a second and take your pain away, it was over.”
Miley Cyrus” the nurse explained that she was “surrounded by people” who easily obtained Xanax for her and “signed off” on her drug abuse. “It just becomes this dark pit, a bottomless pit,” Noah said. By 2020, the “Make Me (Cry)” hitmaker was so addicted to Xanax that he fell asleep while doing press for his EP The end of everything. “I totally nodded off and fell asleep and I couldn’t hold my head up or keep my eyes open because I was so far gone,” Noah recalled.
But everything changed for Noah when her grandmother Loretta Jean “Mammy” Palmer died in august 2020. Noah explained that because of the drugs, she is away from her family and unable to grieve with her mother Tish Cyrus. “I felt so guilty that I wasn’t there when my grandmother died. I was there physically, but emotionally I wasn’t there. I couldn’t be,” Noah said. “That was my big impression: I was sitting alone and I was scared and I realized that all the people I love and all the people I need, I was the one pushing them away,” she added she.
Nor for her ongoing recovery process, Noah said A rolling stone“I got help from everyone I needed, and it took me a while to get back on my feet.” The Grammy Award Nominated also shared how she has incorporated her struggles with drugs into her music, which includes her upcoming debut album, The hardest partwhich comes out on September 16.
“It was coming out in my lyrics. So, it’s like, “I won’t hide my truth.” I think it’s been obvious that I’ve been going through something for the last couple of years — I think my fans saw that,” Noah said in the interview. “I think the public can see that.”