At one point, Lady Gaga said that she was smoking up to 20 joints a day to battle chronic pain. Does she still smoke weed?
Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, is one of the world’s most iconic artists, straddling the line between mainstream popstar and critical success. With every new record and performance, Gaga throws her hat into a new ring, whether it’s tackling a different musical genre or even a new movie role. As someone who isn’t afraid to do what she wants, regardless of what others think, many assume she smokes weed. Does she?
Gaga is well-known for her outspoken personality, happily discussing her private life and using it to support causes she cares about. In her Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, she discusses her experiences with marijuana, mentioning how one time she smoked so much that she almost gave Beyonce a panic attack, telling a friend:
“I don’t know, I just always feel like when I’m with her and Jay-Z, I’m always like hanging out in the corner with like nine joints hanging out of my mouth being like ‘Whaaaaat’s up?!’ and she’s like ‘You’re not a lady but why? How is this working?'”
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She’s also expressed that at one point she was smoking 15 to 20 joints a day in order to treat her own anxiety and pain due to a hip fracture. “I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely, and looking back I do see now that some of it had to do with my hip pain,” she told People.
While that’s an unhealthy approach to have to any substance, she now says that she has a better relationship with marijuana. “For weeks and weeks I didn’t smoke at all. And now I smoke a little bit at night, just you know, for fun — but not to cope. That’s the difference.”