Sia Celebrates 8 Years of Sobriety with Inspirational Message
Sia is now eight years sober, and she commemorated the accomplishment with a simple, yet powerful, tweet to her followers late Monday night.
"Eight years sober today. I love you, keep going. You can do it," she wrote.
Eight years sober today.— sia (@Sia) September 11, 2018
I love you, keep going.
You can do it.
The 42-year-old powerhouse has long been candid about her previous struggles with addiction. In a 2013 cover story for Billboard, she opened up about needing to regroup in 2010.
"All I wanted to do was write for pop stars," she said. "For one reason or another it never happened for me. Then I got seriously addicted to Vicodin and Oxycodone, and I was always a drinker but I didn't know I was an alcoholic. I was really unhappy being an artist and I was getting sicker and sicker," she said.
She has also discussed how her hit single, "Chandelier," was inspired about her previous addiction, and her struggles are evident in her lyricism. Fortunately, after a misdiagnosis was corrected and Sia began to receive the proper medication for hyperthyroid disease, things improved.
In her 2016 appearance on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, she explained that the motivation to wear her famous wigs was rooted in her battle with addiction, too. "I was an alcoholic and a drug addict, and I sobered up and decided I didn't want to be an artist anymore because I was starting to get a little bit famous," she reflected. "It was destabilizing in some way. So I thought what doesn't exist in pop music at the moment? And it was mystery."