Lady Gaga credits Grammy-winning legend Elton John with saving her life during her struggle against alcohol and drugs.
Lady Gaga and John are extremely close, as she is the godmother to his two sons. Gaga says she finally realized that she needed help with her addictions when she passed out drunk on the lawn while she was at her boyfriend’s, Taylor Kinney, brother’s wedding, reports Philly.com.
“I got drunk and fell asleep on the front lawn throughout the ceremony… That was a special time you do f**king stupid s**t when you’re f**ked up… It’s like you have no sense of reason. I was even wearing Versace. I’m sorry for that, too… I can laugh about it now but it was f**ked up for a little while,” Lady Gaga said.
She was also high out of her mind throughout her best friend’s rehearsals and wedding.
“I’ve been friends with Bo for 20 years but when she got married I was her maid of honor. I was going through a really hard time and I was high and I was fed up throughout her whole wedding,” she said.
“For the rehearsals, for the planning, for the day – and I look back on that day and I remember it, but I’m really sorry I was fed up at her wedding because she deserved a sober maid of honor,” Lady Gaga added.
Elton John, who spent years fighting his own addiction demons, saw her losing her battle with drugs and urged her to stop smoking marijuana, reports The Mirror.
“It’s pretty messed up being friends with people who used to have drug and alcohol problems like Elton… He got me on the straight and narrow. He was telling me: ‘Gaga you’re smoking too much.’ He saved me… I’m sober now. Sometimes. Not always. Just when I’m on stage. He got me on the straight and narrow. He was telling me: ‘Gaga, you’re smoking too much.’ He saved me,” she said.
Lady Gaga says that the constant pressure to be creative most likely had something to do with her addictions.
“I do put that pressure on myself; I have to be high to be creative. I need that, that’s an error in my life that happened for over 10 years… Can I be brilliant without it? I know that I can be and I have to be because I want to live, and I want my fans to want to live,” Lady Gaga said.
“I am a human being too and I break, and I think there is an assumption that I cannot break, because I am an alien woman and I am unstoppable,” she said.
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