That problem is not foreign to Lady G, who has been candid about her own struggles with cocaine. Luckily, she overcame them before her career took off — but that didn’t stop people around her from offering her drugs.
“There was a buffet of options,” she says in a new profile for the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s very lonely being a performer.
There’s a certain loneliness that I feel, anyway — that I’m the only one that does what I do.
So it feels like no one understands. And the urge to use is because you’re searching for a way to quell the pain.” Although “there was stuff everywhere” when she began to get some acclaim, she managed to stay clean.
“But I had already partied when I was younger so I didn’t dabble.
I was able to avoid it because I did it when I was a kid,” she said.
As she told Howard Stern back in 2011, “I think that I was lonely and there was something about the drugs that made me feel like I had a friend. … I did it all alone in my apartment while I wrote music. And you know what? I regret every line I ever did. … Don’t touch it. It’s the devil.” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” hits theaters Oct. 5.