Miley Cyrus recently opened up about her sobriety journey during a recent interview with Variety through Zoom, during which she also talked about going through vocal cord surgery.
The interview with Variety was conducted through Zoom due to the social distancing and stay-at-home requirements implemented to contain the coronavirus pandemic’s spread. The 27-year-old revealed that she started her sobriety journey because she had to go through vocal cord surgery in late 2019. She also added that she has so far been sober for six months.
“It’s been really important for me over the last year living a sober lifestyle because I really wanted to polish up my craft,” stated Miley in the interview.
She also added that she has maintained her sober lifestyle because sobriety was a key step in polishing up her craft. “The Wrecking ball” singer revealed that she was not allowed to speak for four weeks after the surgery, which took place in November last year. This was a requirement for her vocal cords to heal. She also joked that the bicep on her arm grew bigger as a result of using her arm so much as a means of communication through pointing and writing on a whiteboard.
Her family’s history also influenced the sobriety
Miley also dived deeper into other reasons behind her decision to stay sober. She pointed out that her mother was adopted, and she had abandonment feelings. Miley believes that she inherited some of those feelings. She also opened up about her father, raising himself for the most part after his parents divorced while he was just three years old.
The pop singer did some research in which she found out that family history could contribute greatly to issues such as mental health challenges and addiction. She believes understanding her family’s past made her want to get sober. Miley, however, noted that being sober has some stigma like being described as a non-fun person. She also added that her sobriety journey has been great because it allows her to wake up feeling great rather than feeling groggy in the morning.