Lady Gaga is considering getting sober. During a chat with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, the 34-year-old pop star revealed why she's been considering the possibility of sobriety.
"I've flirted with the idea of sobriety. I'm not there yet, but I flirted with it throughout the album," she said of Chromatica, which is due out May 29. "It's something that came up as a result of me trying to work through the pain that I was feeling."
"But part of my healing process was going, 'Well, I can either lash the hell out of myself every day for continuing to drink, or I can just be happy that I'm still alive and keep going and feel good enough,'" she continued. "I am good enough... I'm perfectly imperfect."
While she's unsure if getting sober will come to fruition, Gaga did quit something else recently.
"I quit smoking. Whole time, not even one... Quitting is so hard. It's hard, but you know what? I would sit on my porch and chain smoke all day," she said. "I smoked the whole way through making this record. And when we were done, I stopped. It was the most bizarre, beautiful thing that could have happened, that this music actually healed me."
Just as her music healed her, Gaga is hoping that her album, along with her philanthropy work, social media presence and supportive nature, will help others in need.
"This is not just about music. This is about culture. This is about how can I do something? Where do I fit in? What do I mean in this industry? And you know what? If my record is loved by people, great. And if not, I really hope that young female artists or young artists of any gender identity, any sexual identity, will know that I'm rooting for them and I love them," she said. "I hope that through this record, and I hope that through the conduit, that is me, that I can do whatever I can to just be a citizen of the world."