Miley Cyrus just made headlines after celebrating being six months sober. The star recently sat down for an interview where she shined the light on a number of topics, from her vocal chord surgery to her family’s history with addiction and of course, reaching a milestone of being six months sober.
Speaking of the former incident, Cyrus said, “It’s been really important for me over the last year living a sober lifestyle, because I really wanted to polish up my craft. I had really big vocal surgery in November. I had freaking four weeks where I wasn’t allowed to talk.”
As one of the many Disney stars-turned-musicians, Miley has been bearing the weight of long, jam-packed schedules since the mere age of 12. And so, it’s no surprise that her doctor informed her that this surgery was necessary due to her “over-use of the vocal chords.”
The artist then went into the slightly nasty details of her recovery process after the surgery, “I had freaking four weeks where I wasn’t allowed to talk. I was so ripped writing on the whiteboard, yelling at everybody. I had this one big bicep from just yelling at mom and still trying to do meetings. But it prepared me for the stillness and the quietness.”
Miley Cyrus Shines The Light on Her Family History
Cyrus then dived in a little deeper, bringing up her family history and how that’s tied into her battles with addiction and mental health issues.
“I’ve been sober sober for the past six months. At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery.… But I had been thinking a lot about my mother. My mom was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the abandonment feelings and wanting to prove that you’re wanted and valuable,” Cyrus said.
“My dad’s parents divorced when he was three, so my dad raised himself. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges. So just going through that and asking, ‘Why am I the way that I am?’ By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly.”
On a lighter note, the star emphasized that going-sober has brought about a lot of changes to her lifestyle. Particularly in helping her feel a lot more healthy.
“It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of ‘You’re no fun.’ It’s like, ‘Honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun. The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time. I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready,” Miley Cyrus said.
Well, all we can say is, congratulations on being six months sober, Miley!
By: Nina Karun