Posted: 7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
By Elisabeth Kramer
Talk about self-medicating. Lady Gaga recently told Attitude magazine she ditched tobacco for weed as she recovered from her hip fracture earlier this year.
“I was smoking 15 joints a day,” she told the mag as reported by Celebuzz. Gaga skipped the cigs and instead opted for blunts. “I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was.”
Eventually, Mother Monster knew she was indulging a little too often. To stop, she turned to friend and performance artist Marina Abramovic, a name that may sound familiar thanks to that video she created earlier this year featuring a completely nude Gaga.
“It wasn’t until I was with Marina and she said, ‘Okay you’re coming to my house, no television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art,’” Gaga says. ”I cold-turkeyed. For weeks and weeks I didn’t smoke at all.”
The break helped get Lady Gaga back on track, but that doesn’t mean she’s done with weed for good. “Now I smoke a little bit at night, just you know, for fun — but not to cope. That’s the difference. Marina was the only person who could get me to do that and it was not intended to be rehab.”