A 2012 article in People magazine reveals a side of pop star singer Fergie that is not her usual profile – a woman who would like to stay home nights, instead of travelling around the world, living in hotels, out of a suitcase, delivering entertainment. She says that having a baby is not out of the question, as she would like to settle down, with Josh Duhamel, her husband of three years, a rock strong relationship in Hollywood terms, that goes back to 2004.
Fergie wants to do things like watch football, basketball, to have free time, time without schedules in which she can do her own thing.
Having days when she has no schedule she says is a definite change – one that will be nice and refreshing.
Sometimes we see successful singers and rock bands as living the dream – their life an endless party, topped with big dollar incomes. There is the idea that once off-stage these celebrities can do what they want. The reality can be endless rehearsals, a need to keep fit, to maintain a perfect appearance, to wind down and get some sleep before the next performance.
Many stars have resolved the problem of getting a much needed spike of energy exactly as and when required by using methamphetamine drugs, using sedatives and alcohol to come “down“. Whatever is happening in the celebrities life – no matter – the show must go on. Drugs are often seen as essential to top performance, and for recreation.
Fergie, of the Black Eyed Peas is a former crystal meth addict, who says she has beaten her addiction. Although sober from crystal meth, Fergie still uses alcohol and every day continues to be a battle against substance abuse and addictive behavior.
In mid 2011, Fergie on behalf of group members will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap announced a separation and an indefinite “break’ for the highly successful hip hop band Black Eyed Peas – saying it is not the end of the group but “time out”.
Black Eyed Peas began in Los Angeles 1995, developed by will.i.am and apl.de.ap who had been rappers together since 1988. Taking Fergie on board, the group came to fame in 2003 with the recording Elephunk and have since sold an estimated 56 million albums and singles, with extended tours and charity performances worldwide.
Fergie joined the band BEP in 2002, after being with Wild Orchid 1992 to 2001.
It was while Fergie was with Wild Orchid that she used, and was addicted to crystal meth. Born in 1975, Fergie was the model daughter of Catholic teacher parents, who were also mo-town fans, taking their daughter to see The Temptations and The Four Tops, when she was 10.
Fergie was a straight A student, a cheerleader, and girl scout. She also has said that as from her 18th birthday she went on a wild spree – of drugs and sexual experience, joining Wild Orchid an all girl band that enjoyed moderate success until their record label declined to release a 3rd album that they had recorded, causing Fergie to leave Wild Orchid in 2001.
Frustration with the performance of Wild Orchid, and enmeshed in a meth drug problem, Fergie joined up with Black Eyed Peas.
Four years after joining BEP, Fergie was interviewed by Blues and Soul, in which she reveals that as a suburban teenager she developed a fascination for guns, rap and the “gangsta” life, it being her rebellious nature that got her into Wild Orchid, wild living and ice.
Of her meth drug addiction, Fergie spoke, in 2006, to Time Magazine, saying
“It was the hardest boy friend that I ever had to break up with. It’s the drug that’s addicting. But it’s why you start doing it in the first place that’s interesting.
A lot of it was being a child actor, I learned to suppress feelings.
When Wild Orchid ceased to provide the excitment that Fergie craved, she turned to using Ecstasy, attended raves, eventually getting into using crystal meth, becoming paranoid, insecure, putting her life at risk buying meth drug on the street.
In 2008, Fergie gave an interview to ABC news -” When Bad Meth Trips Never End”, with Fergie saying how she painted her windows black at one time – so that “they” could not see in.
Fergie is keen on hypnotherapy and has used it to help overcome her crystal meth addiction and for tension relief. Fergie today is proud of fact that she has beaten her addiction to crystal meth although she still struggles on a daily basis with addictive issues.
It is in some ways a victory, but also a halfway house – clearly Fergie has chosen at this time to accept something less than the complete recovery from substance abuse and addiction that is available from comprehensive alcohol and drug addiction recovery programs in North America.
No one today, and particularly those who are thinking in terms of pregnancy and starting a family, needs to spend the rest of their life in the shadow of meth drug addiction, or compensatory alcoholism, continuing to deal on a daily basis with unresolved emotional issues, with continuing substance dependence.
Narconon provides complete detoxification from meth drug and its metabolites that remain in the body for years, using the world recognised Hubbard sauna method for body detoxification.
Using Narconon comprehensive methods for addiction recovery, people can recover from drug use and resolve the issues that they have that lead to continuing substance abuse, and the possibility of relapse.
Using a Narconon program, gets substance abusers really clean – and ready to start a happy, new life that is free of substance abuse and dependence – at any time of the year.