Katy Perry Reveals How Alcohol Detox Helped Her Get Out of 'Dark Place'

The singer discusses how she battled her way through a very tough time.

Katy Perry
(Image credit: Marie Claire)

Katy Perry sat down with Britain's Alan Carr in an interview that will broadcast on Friday and candidly discussed how she underwent a cleanse to get through a difficult period in her life.

According to the Daily Mail, Perry said, "Yeah it's fun to laugh at it now, it wasn't fun to laugh at it then. You know, I was going through a period where a lot of negative thoughts were entering my mind, obviously they did not succeed, but I had my confidence kind of beaten down."

She reportedly added that instead of "pointing the finger," she thought, "Okay, how can I fix this?"

In addition to surrounding herself with good friends, our January cover star also said she did a cleanse where she didn't drink for three months. "That was devastating," she said. "I did vitamins and supplements, and hikes and meditation and prayer."

Perry, who underwent a divorce, a new relationship, a breakup, and a make-up in the past two years, also spoke of her recent highs and lows with Marie Claire. She said, "I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. I think you become more relatable when you're vulnerable. When you try to market yourself like some supernatural figurine who can't be fucked with, I always resort back to Scripture: Pride comes before a fall."

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