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There is no doubt that Fergie has come a long way since her dark days in the midst of an addiction with crystal meth, and in a new interview with iNews the singer opened up about the difficult time in her life.
Back in the early 2000s while a member of the trio Wild Orchid, the singer born Stacy Ann Ferguson, began using crystal meth and before long it spiraled into a terrifying addiction. “I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia. I was hallucinating on a daily basis,” the 42-year-old ” 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 truly believed she was being monitored by the CIA and FBI so she hid 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,” she recalled. “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.”
She added that while it certainly was a low point in her life, she doesn’t hide it. “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.” The fact that she’s alive to tell her story today is nothing short of a miracle. “It’s so incredible, I know,” Fergie said. “I think I must have guardian angels.”