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Miley Cyrus is sober again after 'losing' herself in lockdown

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is back sober again after “losing” herself during lockdown.

The ‘Midnight Sky’ hitmaker admits she struggled with mental health and anxiety whilst at home during the coronavirus pandemic, causing herself to drink again, but she is now five weeks sober.

She said: “Actually, one of the reasons I got sober was I had just turned 26, and I said, ‘I got to pull my s*** together before I’m 27, because 27 is the time you cross over that threshold into living or dying a legend.’ I didn’t want to not make it through being 27. I didn’t want to join that club.

“Probably about halfway into 26, I got sober. Then by 27, [November 2019] I was pretty much fully sober. Then, like a lot of people during the pandemic, I fell off. It was really a struggle. Mental health and anxiety and all that. I lost myself there, and now I’m back on five weeks.”

And the 28-year-old singer insists her decisions to be sober are a “choice”.

Speaking to the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, she said: “Sobriety was a choice. It depends how you look at it. I think it’s necessary for me to fulfil my purpose right now. I try to bookend everything for right now, because otherwise it becomes a statement [and] that pressure of maintaining. I guess that’s what ‘Midnight Sky’ says, ‘Forever and ever no more.’ No more concrete statements … I’m really good at quitting things. I have a weed machine right there. I’ve never smoked out of it, and it’s full. If I had a cocaine machine, it might not be full. That’s the thing. I’m really not an addict ….To me, fun is any time I feel like I display or I really reach my full potential. When the glass ceiling breaks. That’s fun for me.”

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