Looks like Lady Gaga turned to ganja when it came to coping with her grueling hip pain.
In a new interview with U.K. magazine Attitude, the Mother Monster opened up about her extreme marijuana use in the wake of her hip injury after the 27-year-old singer suffered a labral tear of her right hip due to a show injury in February, which caused the pop star intense pain when performing.
"I was smoking 15 joints a day," Gaga confessed to the mag (via GagaDaily). "It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip."
The performer, who injured herself in the midst of her Born This Way Ball Tour, initially hoped to postpone just four shows, but ultimately had to cancel the rest of the tour and was forced to undergo surgery.
"I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself then sleeping it off, then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was. F--k if I know what hurts the most, you know? I would break the habit and it would sneak back in and I would break it and sneak back in."
But after her life became a painful cycle of sleeping, singing and smoking, the singer turned to her friend Marina Abramović, a performance artist who helped her curb her addiction in the woods.
"Marina said, 'OK, you're coming to my house—no television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art,'" the singer-songwriter explained. "Now I smoke a little bit at night just, you know, for fun. But not to cope—that's the difference. I'm the soberest I've ever been in the past five years."
The five-time Grammy winner also opened up about her ongoing feud with Madonna, and the singer didn't hold back when asked about Madge's decision to cover her music:
"I have to be really honest, I was completely kind of floored that Madonna was singing my song on her stage every night!" she admitted of the 55-year-old icon singing her hit "Born This Way."
"I mean, Madonna's…she's Madonna. I looked up to her for a long time. I'm not quite sure what her intention was—to do that in the show, but I don't really care," she said. "I think playing into the gossip of the tabloids and, I guess the fodder of the competition, that's just not what I'm about. She chooses to use her voice the way she chooses to use hers and I choose to use mine the way I use mine."
Gaga continued, noting that, in her eyes, Madonna's seemingly shady move was more of a compliment than a diss:
"All it meant to me was that Madonna Ciccone was singing my song on her stage and I'm 27. And as a punk-rocker from New York, I've basically been hoping that I would become so good that one day I would piss off Madonna!" she said before adding, "I don't need to take anybody's torch. I am over here and they are over there and if you feel connected to it the door is open for you to come in and enjoy this with us."