The 24-year-old singer told Times Online “A little MDMA [Ecstasy] once in a while never killed anybody, but I really don’t do drugs. I don’t touch cocaine any more. I don’t smoke. Well, maybe a single cigarette – with whisky – while I’m working, because it just frees my mind a little bit. But I care about my voice. The thrill of my voice being healthy on stage is really special. I take care of myself.”
However, Lady Gaga admitted that she takes prescription drugs to deal with the pressure of fame.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, says the medication helps her keep depressive or panic thoughts at bay.
“I can’t control my thoughts at all,” she reportedly said.
“I’m tortured. But I like that. The thoughts are unstoppable — but so is the music.”