Fergie recently sat down with Oprah, and revealed how she was once addicted to crystal meth, and she thanks God for saving her. Fergie said her drug addiction had gotten so bad she became paranoid she was being followed by the FBI and SWAT teams.
The 37-year-old singer said she was able to quit drugs after going to church and making a deal with God. “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.”
Fergie began taking drugs as a teenager, starting with ecstasy, and moving on to crystal meth. She told Oprah, “I got into a scene. I started going out and taking ecstasy. 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.”
Fergie claims she was only on drugs for about a year before she quit, and got her life back on track. “What got me through it was a lot of therapy, soul searching, discovering why I took the drugs in the first place, because that’s really what it is,” she said.
Not only did Fergie experiment with drugs, but she also admits to being a “sexually free spirit” during college. She denies being a lesbian, but admitted to experimenting with women. “I never dated women. It was more fun. I think that a lot of women experience this sort of thing in college. Tour was like college in a way. I mean I guess I would call it bisexual or sexually open, free spirit…what have you.” she said.