Fergie herself acknowledged this during an interview in 2006.
Meth was “the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with,” the singer said to Time magazine. “I dug deep as to why I got there. It’s the drug that’s addicting. But it’s why you start doing it in the first place that’s interesting. A lot of it was being a child actor, I learned to suppress feelings.”
Fergie is certainly not suppressing feelings any longer because she's out with a new solo album.
It’s called Double Duchess and it’s her first solo outing in a decade. As she sat down with Nick Levine of iNews, the singer came clean about her journey to getting clean.
Fergie first started taking drugs as a teenager.
This was during her days in pop girl group Wild Orchard. In a 2012 interview with Oprah, the singer revealed that she started by taking ecstasy.
"I got into a scene," Fergie said, "I started going out and taking ecstasy."
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“From ecstasy it went to crystal meth. With any drugs, everything is great at the beginning, and then slowly your life starts to spiral down. [I was] 90 pounds at one point.”
From there, things only got worse.
“At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia. 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.”