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Fergie Shockingly Reveals She Was Addicted to Crystal Meth

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Drug addiction is a scary issue, and sometimes it affects people you would never have expected to suffer from it. In a new interview published Thursday, Fergie revealed she used to be addicted to crystal meth and that at times, it was so bad it caused her to have hallucinations. Even though she's clean now, it sounds like it was a horrifying experience for her.

While talking to the U.K.'s iNews, Fergie opened up about her past addiction, which she said took place in the early 2000s before she joined the Black Eyed Peas. According to the “MILF$” singer, she found herself in a state of paranoia that the CIA and FBI were tracking her, and was often seeing things that weren't there.

“At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” Fergie said. “I was hallucinating on a daily basis. It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things. I’d just be sitting there, seeing a random bee or bunny.”

It wasn't until she gave herself a personal test that she realized she needed to make a change. After getting kicked out of Church while she was hallucinating, she made a deal with herself.

“I remember thinking: ‘If I walk outside, and the SWAT team’s out there, I was right all along. But if they’re not out there, then it’s the drugs making me see things and I’m going to end up in an institution,” she said. “And if it really is the drugs, I don’t want to live my life like this anymore, anyway.’”

When she got outside to find that there was no SWAT team waiting for her, she took it as her cue to clean up her act.

“The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun… until it wasn’t,” she added. “But you know what, I thank the day it happened to me. Because that’s my strength, my faith, my hope for something better.”

And after that, her life got so much better. She found fame as a singer, and even though she and Josh Duhamel are separated now, she has a son, Axl. She's also released her latest album, Double Dutchess, and it sounds like her future will be just as bright.

Fergie's experience with addiction definitely sounds like a terrifying one, but it's great to hear that she was able to get clean and is doing so much better today, 14 years later. She's come such a long way since then.

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