EntertainmentCara Delevingne opens up about battle with addiction and recovery

Cara Delevingne opens up about battle with addiction and recovery

Cara Delevigne on drugs and alcohol
Cara Delevigne on drugs and alcohol
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Magdalena Drozdek

8 July 2024 09:59

Cara Delevingne was addicted to alcohol and drugs. The model and actress openly discuss what was happening in her life. For the first time, she admitted that she got drunk at the age of eight.

Many people associate Cara Delevingne with modelling, but the British-born star has also successfully continued her career in the film industry for several years. She starred in "Suicide Squad," "Paper Towns," and recently in the series "Only Murders in the Building," "Carnival Row," and "American Horror Story: Delicate." In September 2022, disturbing photos of the then-30-year-old intoxicated appeared in the media. For Delevingne, it was a "reality check." Shortly afterwards, she entered rehab. Today, she openly talks about her addiction.

Cara Delevingne on her addiction

Cara Delevingne described her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction in a recent interview with the "Sunday Times." She admitted that she got drunk at the age of eight. Who can imagine such a thing? The Brit revealed that it happened in 2001 during her aunt's party. "I got drunk that day," she said. "I was eight, what a crazy age to get drunk," she added.

"I used to think drugs and alcohol helped me cope … but they didn’t, they kept me sad and super depressed. I feel like I’ve got my power back and I’m not being controlled by other things," Delevingne said.

The wake-up call came in 2022 when photos of the intoxicated, oddly behaving star at Los Angeles Airport started circulating online. She walked without shoes, in dirty socks, with messy hair, a cigarette in her mouth, and bending in various directions. "Can someone check on Cara, please?" fans wrote on Twitter. "It's heartbreaking," Cara recalled. "I thought I was having fun, but at some point it was like, 'OK, I don’t look well.' You know, sometimes you need a reality check, so in a way those pictures were something to be grateful for," she said shortly after their publication. That’s when she decided to go to rehab.

In the new interview, she adds, "Listen, I signed up for this, this is my job, it’s what I do. But without that would I be sober now? I would have never been Sally Bowles in the West End, I’m super proud of that."

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