My Love Route 94 Feat. Jess Glynne
7 December 2017, 14:56
This sounds intense.
Fergie has detailed the scary side effects of her past crystal meth addiction in a new interview.
The Double Dutchess singer, who began using crystal meth when she was a member of pop group Wild Orchid in the 2000s, has revealed her lowest point during an interview with iNews.
"I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia. I was hallucinating on a daily basis, she said.
"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."
At one point she believed the CIA, FBI or SWAT team were trying to track her, so she sought refuge in a church.
“They tried to kick me out, because I was moving down the aisles in this crazy way, as I thought there was an infrared camera in the church trying to check for my body."
"I bolted past the altar into a hallway and two people were chasing me. I remember thinking, 'If I walk outside, and the SWAT team's out there, I was right all along.
“But if they're not out there, then it's the drugs making me see things and I'm going to end up in an institution. And if it really is the drugs, I don't want to live my life like this any more, anyway.'
“I walked out of the church—obviously, there was no SWAT team. It was just me, in a parking lot. It was a freeing moment."
The 42-year-old then revealed how she overcame the dark place in her life.
"The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun…until it wasn't. But you know what? I thank the day it happened to me. Because that's my strength, my faith, my hope for something better.
"It's so incredible, I know," said Fergie. "I think I must have guardian angels."
Meanwhile, Fergie released her second studio album ‘Double Dutchess’ back in September.
The singer has previously denied that she has left the Black Eyed Peas, despite rumours circulating online.