Lady Gaga admits to "occasional cocaine use," but doctor says there’s no such thing

 

 

Lady Gaga admits she is still an "occasional" cocaine user, but tells her fans not to emulate her, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

She told Rolling Stone magazine in their July 2010 issue that she had battled drug addiction as a struggling artist in New York."Sometimes it really freaks me out... when I think about laying in my apartment with bug bites from bedbugs and roaches on the floor and mirrors with cocaine everywhere and no will or interest in doing anything but making music and getting high."

But in Vanity Fair’s September 2010 issue, she admitted that she still occasionally uses cocaine: "When I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year." But she says, "I do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way. I don’t want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great. It’s in the past. It was a low point, and it led to disaster," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

But the San Francisco Chronicle website’s blogger, internist physician Dr. Jan Gurley says there’s no such thing as an "occasional" cocaine user. She asks in her blog, "Is Lady Gaga working her way out of her addiction or hopelessly trying to hide a rapid slide back into one?" She said, "It is extremely rare for a person to NOT, over time, experience a creeping increase in their drug use. They may claim otherwise and be, intentionally or unintentionally, oblivious about the change over time. But the old saying holds true--the more you use, the more you use."

Gurley pointed out a possible impact of cocaine use on Lady Gaga, based on her body as seen in the video of her first hit "Just Dance" in 2008 to the recent videos of "Bad Romance" and "Telephone." Gurley said, "She’s become, in a very short time, more and more appallingly skeletal (even by Hollywood’s warped standards)."

 

Lady Gaga in "Just Dance"

 

 

Lady Gaga in "Telephone"


Lady Gaga in "Bad Romance"

 

For more on this story, log on to SFGate.com and DocGurley.com.

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