In a candid interview, the “Mother’s Daughter” singer opened up about her sobriety, revealing she’s been sober for six months.
“At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery,” Cyrus explained in her chat with Variety‘s Marc Malkin, adding that her decision came after thinking “a lot” about her parents Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus and her family’s history which “has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges.”
“So just going through that and asking, ‘Why am I the way that I am?'” she explained. “By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly. I think therapy is great.”
Cyrus, 27, later spoke about it being “really hard” to be sober at a young age, saying, “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.’ 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.”