Fergie isn’t afraid to open up about her past. In a December 7th interview with the U.K.’s iNews, Fergie talked about her former meth addiction, which she says dictated her life before she found fame with The Black Eyed Peas.
In a September interview with the U.K.’s Evening Standard, Fergie noted that she’s always been open about “her dark period.” That time came at the tail end of her involvement in the early 2000s girl group, Wild Orchid. Fergie explained that her crystal meth-induced hallucinations were so severe that she was convinced the FBI was following her. She sought help in a local church, and while there, realized she had to help herself before accepting help from anyone else.
Fergie told iNews that her drug addiction, “was a hell of a lot of fun…until it wasn’t.” She told Oprah in 2012 that a person feels great at the beginning of using a new drug, “and then slowly, your life starts to spiral.” The realization that she needed help confirmed her strength, faith, and her “hope for something better.”
Soul searching, therapy, and figuring out why she took the drugs in the first place led Fergie to recovery.
If you or a loved one is suffering from drug addiction, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Their services are available 24/7. You are never, ever alone.