Miley Cyrus Makes A Sad Confession About Her Sobriety During COVID-19

Miley Cyrus has recently made a sad confession that, just like for all of us, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown has been incredibly challenging. She confessed that her sobriety has been compromised, making her two weeks sober as of late. "I, like a lot of people, being completely honest, during the pandemic fell off," Cyrus, 28, admitted. "I would never sit here and go, 'I've been f***ing sober.' I fell off and I realized that I now am back on sobriety, two weeks sober, and I feel like I really accepted that time" (via ET Online).

Her honesty regarding her sobriety and relationship with addiction is incredibly refreshing, and always has been. Cyrus has famously been candid about this particular aspect of her life, and wants to be able to normalize it in conversation. But she firmly rejects that her struggles with addiction come from her stardom, finding that assumption to be highly reductive. "I have some genetic family history of alcohol. That totally gets erased when you're a celebrity. It's like, 'Hollywood did this to you.' Like, no dude, my great-grandma was an alcoholic, my grandad was an alcoholic, my grandma was an alcoholic..." she said. "It wasn't Hollywood, it's genetic" (via Cheat Sheet).

Miley Cyrus says she's working on her own journey to sobriety

But don't worry too much about the star — she doesn't believe in beating herself up about setbacks, and she's ready to move forward. "One of the things I've used is, 'Don't get furious, get curious,'" she said. "So, don't be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, 'What happened?'" she explains that she doesn't believe in moderation which can sometimes be the source of her downfall. "I don't have a problem with drinking," she adds. "I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level of ... Even into, I've just been wanting to wake up 100 percent, 100 percent of the time" (via ET Online).

Cyrus turned 28 this month, which was a momentous occasion for her, and rightfully so. Indeed, there is a morbid trend of stars dying at the age of 27 — it's colloquially known as the "27 Club" and has been considered a cursed age for celebrities, tragically taking stars such as Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and many more (via Insider). So Cyrus was incredibly cautious of this over the past year, and used that fear as inspiration to focus on her health. "Twenty-seven to me was a year that I really had to protect myself," she said. "That actually really made me want to get sober was because we've lost so many icons at 27. It's a very pivotal time."