Lady Gaga Kicked Her 15-Joint-Per-Day Marijuana Habit With Help From Marina Abramovic
Lady Gaga has never been shy about her love of weed (see: “Mary Jane Holland,” onstage smoking, this awesome Christmas sweater, etc.), but in her new interview with Attitude, Gaga got serious about the subject. The star revealed she was hooked on marijuana earlier this year to cope with the pain from her hip injury.
“I was smoking 15 joints a day. No tobacco. A day,” she said. “It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip. I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was.”
Strangely enough, she eventually kicked the habit with the help of performance artist Marina Abramovic. Remember that weird naked retreat in the woods Gaga completed a few months ago? Turns out that served as a de facto rehab session. “It wasn’t until I was with Marina and she said, ‘Okay you’re coming to my house, no television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art,” Gaga revealed. “I cold-turkeyed. For weeks and weeks I didn’t smoke at all.”
But Mother Monster said she still enjoys marijuana recreationally following her dependency. “Now I smoke a little bit at night, just you know, for fun — but not to cope. That’s the difference. Marina was the only person who could get me to do that and it was not intended to be rehab.”