While promoting her upcoming album, Plastic Hearts, the “Prisoner” singer revealed she is now two weeks sober. “Well, I, like a lot of people, being completely honest, during the pandemic fell off and felt really a lot of…and I would never sit here and go, ‘I’ve been fucking sober,'” Cyrus said during a recent New Music Daily interview, per People. “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.”
For those attempting to stay sober, one of the most difficult parts can be reacting to mistakes. So often, people punish themselves for lapsing, which can become a vicious cycle—something Cyrus seems to understand. “One of the things I’ve used is, ‘Don’t get furious, get curious,'” she continued. “So don’t be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, ‘What happened?’”
However, Cyrus did clarify that her reasons for staying sober has less to do with addiction, per se, and more to do with the decisions she makes under the influence.
“To me, it was a fuck up because I’m not a moderation person, and I don’t think that everyone has to be fucking sober,” she said. “I think everyone has to do what is best for them. I don’t have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level of…I’ve just been wanting to wake up 100 percent, 100 percent of the time.”
For Miley Cyrus, who is celebrating her 28th birthday Today, November 23, the last year of her life was particularly volatile. “Twenty-seven to me was a year that I really had to protect myself,” she said, per People. “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. You go into that next chapter or this is it for you. I just feel that some of the artists almost couldn’t handle their own power and their own energy and their own force. It’s an energy. I, no matter what, was born with that.”