Noah Cyrus is recuperating from a Xanax addiction that left her feeling like she was in a dark, bottomless pit.
Miley Cyrus' younger sister revealed she was 18 when her boyfriend at the time prescribed the medication for the first time. It is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
In a shocking profile published Tuesday, the singer said: "I wanted to be what he wanted and what he thought was cool."
Noah, who grew up in the spotlight alongside her pop star sister, said she was easily able to get it, and she preferred taking Xanax over party medications.
Once I understood that it was possible to shut things down for a second and soothe your pain, it was gone. She said it just kind of becomes this dark pit, bottomless pit.
Noah claims that the medication caused her to sleep most of the COVID-19 epidemic until 8 p.m., and that it even resulted in memory loss.
In a promotional interview for her EP, The End of Everything, she recalled how she physically struggled to keep awake.
I was completely nodding off and falling asleep, and unable to keep my head up or keep my eyes open, as a result of the unaired interview.
Noah said she's been regaining since the end of 2020.
She said: "I'm not trying to be any sort of spokesperson for recovery or anything like that." I'm just going through it and figuring it out.
She continued, I wake up in the mornings and am able to look in a mirror and go on about my day without hating myself. Im able to comfort myself and nurture myself.
The Hardest Part, her new album, which includes tracks like I Burned LA Down, will be released on September 16.