Miley Cyrus Says She's 'Two Weeks Sober' After She 'Fell off' During Pandemic | 22 Words

Miley Cyrus recently revealed she has made the decision to go sober. But the path to sobriety is a rough one - and she has also revealed how the pandemic was very difficult to cope with.

Here's what we know so far...

Miley Cyrus has had an interesting life, to say the least.

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

But this week, the star has decided to open up about a part of her life away from the glitz and glam...

And she made a shocking confession about her sobriety.

Now, Miley first 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 4-year run...

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

Miley also starred in the movie 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 later 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, Miley 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 also dated old flame Cody Simpson - but it seems that didn't work out either.

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 huge change of direction for the singer.

It was definitely clear that Miley'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 twenty-one-year-old.

As well as for her music videos...

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Around this time, the star attracted headlines for her rebellious antics, too.

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

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

But a few months ago, the star 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...

And during the interview, she revealed that she had been sober for 6 months.

She explained 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."

But it seems that's not all...

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A photo from before the lockdown also gave the star a nudge into sobriety.

The star more recently spoke to Australian radio show, Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa, about the snap-in question.

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"I went and performed at the Morrison hotel anniversary with The Doors," the former Disney star explained.

She continued:

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"I ended up going out that night, and I went to take a picture because there was so many icons, Billy Idol, all these legends."

But it seems things didn't go to plan.

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"I go to take a picture, and it was on selfie-style. With all this partying, I looked horrible, sweaty and flat, mascara dripping down my face and I thought well it’s time to go home!"

Shortly after the picture in question...

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Miley ditched her hard-partying lifestyle.

The picture has even inspired her new song.

The star admitted she drew inspiration for her new track "Midnight Sky" after the wild night out, writing the lyrics: "it’s been a long night and the mirror’s tellin’ me to go home."

But now, Miley has opened up about "falling off."

In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music's New Music Daily, the star admitted to falling off the wagon during the lockdown.

"Well, I, like a lot of people, being completely honest, during the pandemic fell off."

"I felt really a lot of ... and I would never sit here and go, 'I've been f****** sober.'"

"I didn't, and I fell off and I realized that I now am back on sobriety, 2 weeks sober."

"I feel like I really accepted that time."

"One of the things I've used is, 'Don't get furious, get curious," she went on.

"So don't be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, 'What happened?' To me, it was a f*** up because I'm not a moderation person, and I don't think that everyone has to be f****** sober. I think everyone has to do what is best for them. I don't have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level."

We're proud of you, Miley!

For more from the star, scroll on for the dress that got her into a lot of trouble.