Fergie Recalls Lowest Point Of Drug Addiction
Fergie says her drug-induced hallucinations were once so severe that she believed the CIA and FBI were tracking her.
“At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” she told iNews. "I was hallucinating on a daily basis.”
Fergie was referring to her addiction to crystal meth prior to finding success as a member of Black Eyed Peas.
“It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things,” she added. “I’d just be sitting there, seeing a random bee or bunny.”
The pop star, who will be performing at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Toronto this weekend, said she went to a church for help.
“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,” recalled Fergie. “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.”