Singer Fergie has opened up about the lowest point in her life, following her battle with addiction to crystal meth.
Speaking to iNews, the 42-year-old singer said she was convinced that the CIA, FBI, and SWAT teams were after her.
“At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” she explained. “I was hallucinating on a daily basis. It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things.”
“They tried to kick me out, because I was moving down the aisles in this crazy way, as I thought there was an infrared camera in the church trying to check for my body," she said. "I bolted past the altar into the hallway and two people were chasing me. I remember thinking if I walk outside, and the SWAT team’s out there, I was right all along. But if they’re not out there, then it’s the drugs making me see things and I’m going to end up in an institution.”
“The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun… until it wasn’t,” she added “But you know what, I thank the day it happened to me. Because that’s my strength, my faith, my hope for something better.”
These days Fergie is focusing on her four-year-old son, following her split from ex Josh Duhamel.
“Both Josh and I are working full-time right now. It gets tough and we get tired, but we’re trying our hardest to make sure that kid feels nothing but love,” she said. “There’s a lot going on. That’s why we wanted to find our footing with our separation before we announced it publicly, to make sure we really got it together for our kid. It’s a constant juggling act.”