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Fergie talks past meth use: “I was hallucinating on a daily basis’

Fergie opened up about her battle with crystal meth addiction and said that she was hallucinating every day.

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Fergie opened up about her battle with crystal meth and revealed the drug made her hallucinate daily — even after she got clean.

The singer, 42, told iNews, a British media outlet, that the drug made her believe that the FBI and SWAT teams were following her.

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“I was (the suffering of) chemically-induced psychosis, and dementia. I was hallucinating on a daily basis,” she said. “It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle, so I stopped seeing things. I would just go sit, see a random bee or a bunny.”

She said that she had an eye-opening moment in a church.

“I thought: ‘If I walk outside, and the SWAT team is there, I was right. But if they are not there, then it is the drugs making me see things, and I’m going to end up in an institution,” Fergie continued. “And if it is really on drugs, I don’t want my life to be more this way, anyway.’ I ran from the church; obviously, there was no SWAT team, it was just me in a parking lot. It was a liberating moment.”

The former Black Eyed Peas singer said the drugs were fun, until they hit rock bottom.

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“The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun… until it didn’t. But you know what, I thank the day, it happened to me. Because that is my strength, my faith, my hope for something better,” she concluded.

This was not the first time that Fergie has spoken about her drug use. In an interview with the times in 2006, Fergie in comparison with getting a clean break with the “hardest boyfriend.”

In September, the singer and her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, announced they were splitting up after eight years of marriage. The couple has a son, 4-year-old Axl.

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