Posted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Musician Fergie, also known as a member of The Black Eyed Peas, says she was so deep in a past crystal meth addiction she thought police were tracking her every move.
This week, Fergie, 37, spoke to Oprah Winfrey one-on-one about her addiction and revealed how she quit: turning to her spiritual side.
Although struggling with her addiction and losing perception of reality, she says somewhere she knew her habit was causing her to be dangerously paranoid. At one moment, she even thought she was being followed by the FBI and SWAT teams.
According to Daily Mail, Fergie tells Oprah: “I started getting really paranoid. So I went one day into this church and I thought that the FBI and the SWAT teams were outside the church … so I had a conversation with God … and I said, ‘Alright, if I go out there and the FBI and the SWAT team's not out there, then it's the drugs and I'm stopping.’”
“I went outside of the church … and there was no SWAT team, there was no FBI, just me and God. And I kept my promise. That day. That was it.”
The singer says she started experimenting with drugs as a teenager, progressing from ecstasy to crystal meth. Fergie adds that her addiction took over about a year of her life, until she decided to work and take it back.
The interview with Oprah will air on “Oprah's Next Chapter” this weekend.
Click here to view video excerpts of the interview on Daily Mail.