The superstar singer and actress shared that she’s living a sober lifestyle and going to therapy while speaking to Variety’s Marc Malkin.
Cyrus explained that for the past six months, she has been sober and it was just about the vocal surgery at the beginning, adding that she has been thinking “a lot” about Tish Cyrus, her mother. She explained that her mother was adopted, and that she inherited some of the feelings she had – wanting to prove that you’re valuable and wanted and the abandonment feelings. On the other hand, her father’s parents divorced when he was just 3, so he raised himself. Looking back, Cyrus said that she did a lot of family history, which has a lot of mental health challenges and addiction.
Billy Ray Cyrus’ 27-year-old daughter continued that while just going through that and asking “Why she is the way that she is?” she said that everyone can understand the present and the future much more clearly by understanding the past, and that she thinks therapy is great.
In response to Malkin mentioning his upcoming “sober birthday,” Cyrus congratulated him, saying that it’s really difficult because there’s that stigma of ‘you’re no fun’ especially being young – it’s like being called a lot of things, but you know in yourself that you’re fun. She added that the thing that she loves about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time – she doesn’t want to wake up feeling groggy, instead, she wants to wake up feeling ready.
The songstress shared that one of her favourite interviews is when she says that anyone who smokes weed is a dummy – and she loves sending that one to her parents who every now and then are big stoners. She then shared that it’s been really important for her living a sober lifestyle over the last year because she really wanted to polish her craft up.- Advertisement -
Cyrus said that she had four weeks where she wasn’t allowed to talk, referencing her vocal surgery in late 2019 – she recalled in between laughs that she was so ripped writing on the whiteboard and yelling at everybody. She had one big bicep from just yelling at her mom and still she tried to do meetings. But nonetheless, she felt grateful too, for it prepared her for the quietness and the stillness.