‘I was in denial’: Noah Cyrus says she ‘lost all hope’ during her drug addiction as she debuts long-awaited album

Cyrus, 22, spoke about the inspirations for her debut album, 'The Hardest Part,' her mental health struggles, and addiction to prescription drugs

‘I was in denial’: Noah Cyrus says she ‘lost all hope’ during her drug addiction as she debuts long-awaited album
Noah Cyrus spoke openly about the role addiction has played in her life (Rich Fury/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Noah Cyrus, 22, opens up about her drug addiction journey in a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music as she talked about her debut album, 'The Hardest Part' whose source of inspiration came from her underlying mental health issues.

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Singer Noah Cyrus, who is a younger sister to Miley Cyrus, says she completely lost all hope, strength, and faith and was addicted to downers, prescription pills, and painkillers. She admits she was completely "wrapped inside the drug Xanax," but she finally hit rock bottom which pushed her to seek help with addiction and mental health problems. Noah said, "The album came out at a time when I had a lot of change in my life."

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Noah Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 10, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Noah Cyrus, who is the younger sister of Miley Cyrus explains how she has struggled with her mental health and battled an addiction to drugs (Rob Foldy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Noah Cyrus has always been candid about her mental health and this is the first time she detailed the role of addiction in her life. In the six-part of chat down in the interview, "When I had just lost all hope and all faith and all, like, what felt like strength to keep going is when I just broke down and asked for help, for so long I had been denying, denying, denying and pushing away, where I finally just said, 'I cannot lie to you anymore,'" Noah said. Noah suffered from a mental breakdown and her journey of recovery started when she called her therapist, who helped her fight her addiction and got the help she deserved. "A lot of things were clicking and I got the help that I needed and also that I deserved, and that every person with an addiction or mental health deserves," Noah told Zane.

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She even credited her new manager, who she says is a "Huge component in me and my happiness." For the first time in Noah's life, she is really making efforts to be thoughtful of her well-being, "Who I am personally and not as an artist." Noah had previously told Rolling Stone in July about Xanax and she first consumed the drug when she was 18 while she was surrounded by people who had access to the drug, including her ex-boyfriend, whom she admits was the first person that gave her Xanax and that's how they bonded. "I think I wanted to fit in," Noah told the outlet. Noah did not mention his name but it was rumored to be with rapper Lil Xan according to Daily Mail. However, Noah is a few months away from celebrating her two-year anniversary of being addiction free. The Tennessee vocalist remarks, "Either it's the first time or the first time in, like, a very freaking long time, that I have felt this feeling in myself of just peaceful happiness." Noah Cyrus' debut album 'The Hardest Part' was released today, September 16. 

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Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.
Noah Cyrus and ex-boyfriend Lil Xan at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall
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