Miley Cyrus Reveals She Has Been Sober for Six Months | 22 Words
Miley Cyrus has recently revealed that she's been sober for 6 months, and there's a hugely personal reason behind her decision to quit drinking. Keep scrolling to find out more...

Miley Cyrus has had an interesting life.

Considering she’s just twenty-seven-years-old, it’s pretty remarkable everything the star has done.

But this week the star has opened up about a part of her life away from the glitz and glam...

And she made a shocking confession.

Miley Cyrus burst onto our screens as Hannah Montana on the popular Disney show.

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The then thirteen-year-old starred alongside her country singer dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, in the hit show Hannah Montana, which debuted in 2006. The star played a grade-school student who lives a double life as an international pop star.

The series had a four-year run...

Until much to fan's disappointment, filming stopped in late 2010.

Cyrus also starred in the film version of the show...

Just a year before the hit Disney show came to an end, the show took to the box office, seeing Cyrus star alongside her Hannah Montana cast in Hannah Montana: The Movie.

After becoming a teen sensation, the singer quickly showed signs that she wanted to move on from her teenage Disney persona.

Following her Disney stardom, the star featured in a Vanity Fair photo-shoot which some accused of being "provocative" - the first sign that the star was becoming restless in her Hannah Montana role. At the time, she issued an apology for the controversial shoot.

But the star recently retracted her apology for the controversial Vanity shoot...

In 2018, a decade on from the photo-shoot, the singer took to Twitter to say that she's no longer sorry about the shoot.

Following her Disney fame, the star has enjoyed a successful music career.

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The singer released 2 albums while starring in Hannah Montana - producing several singles, including the popular 2009 hits "Party in the U.S.A.," and "The Climb".

In the same year that we waved goodbye to Hannah Montana, the star began her on-off relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

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The 2 first met on the set of Nicholas Sparks's film, The Last Song, in 2009, where they starred opposite each other as love interests.

Of course, we all know how that ended...

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They may have been one of Hollywood's most high profile couples, but just 8 months after tying the knot, the pair called it quits.

And of course...

Miley is now dating old flame Cody Simpson.

Soon after her Disney-induced fame, the pop powerhouse began to drastically move away from her PG persona.

We well and truly kissed goodbye to Hannah Montana when the star debuted her bleach blonde pixie cut in 2012, marking a change of direction for the singer...

It was definitely clear that Cyrus's Disney days were behind her when she released this music video...

The star's single, "We Can't Stop," from her fourth album Bangerz, showed us a different side to the then 21-year-old. As well as for her music videos, around this time, the star attracted headlines for her rebellious antics, too.

From smoking marijuana to getting tatted up, Cyrus was hot tabloid news.

And many dubbed her as just another Disney star who had gone off the rails.

But this week, the star has opened up about cleaning up her act...

And she revealed the personal reasons as to why.

Miley recently appeared on Variety's The Big Ticket podcast...

During the interview, she revealed that she has been sober for 6 months now.

Initially, she only went sober due to undergoing vocal surgery...

"At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery… But I had been thinking a lot about my mother," she explained.

She went on to say that family and mental health struggles had a part to play in choosing to go sober.

"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."

She continued:

'My dad's parents divorced when he was 3, so my dad raised himself. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges."

She went on to praise her experience in therapy.

"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. I think therapy is great."

Miley did admit that it could be challenging to be sober as a young person...

But the advantages completely outweighed any kind of peer pressure. "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.'"

Not to mention the hangovers...

"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." For more on Miley, scroll on to find out why she's caused outrage for a dress she words...