Before the singer found fame with the Black Eyed Peas she battled an ice addiction and suffered from “chemically induced psychosis and dementia.”
Fergie has opened up about her dark past before she found fame with the Black Eyed Peas.
In an interview with I news, the 42-year-old singer and mum-of-one opened up about her previous addition with crystal meth – commonly known as ice.
“At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” she explained.
Before Fergie found fame with The Black Eyed Peas she battled an ice addiction. Source: AP
“I was hallucinating on a daily basis. 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,” she told the publication.
Fergie, whose real name is Stacey Ann Ferguson, admitted her hallucinations became so severe she thought she was being tracked by the FBI. Eventually she turned to the church, but still struggled.
“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,” she said.
Fergie sought help from the church but almost got kicked out. Source: News Limited
“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 anymore, 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 explained.
The singer said the “drugs thing” was “a hell of a lot of fun” but is thankful she was able to overcome it.
She split from Josh Duhamel in September after eight years of marriage. Source: Getty
In September Fergie and her husband of eight years Josh Duhamel called time on their relationship and announced their split.
The couple shares a four-year-old son named Axl and in a statement revealed that they decided to part ways earlier this year, but took time to adjust as a family before the news went public.
During the intervi, w Fergie credited modern technology with helping her maintain a healthy relationship with her son.
“Thank the Lord for FaceTime! Because both Josh and I are working full-time right now. If you’re a full-time working parent, you’ll know what we’re experiencing,” she explained.
Fergie explained they’re doing whatever they can to make sure their son feels nothing but love.