Singer Noah Cyrus took tranquilizers for the first time when she was 18. The work on her debut album also helped her with withdrawal, she said in an interview.

The US singer Noah Cyrus (22) spoke in an interview about her mental health and the development of her addiction.

She first tried sedatives when she was 18, she told the music magazine Rolling Stone: “My boyfriend at the time was the first person to give me Xanax, and it became a way for us to bond.” She wanted to fit in with him and do what he wanted and others did. “As soon as I realized that it was possible to block things out for a second and numb the pain, it was over,” Miley Cyrus’ younger sister said in the interview, which was published on Tuesday (local time).

As the musician continued, in her youth she suffered, among other things, from being the youngest child in a famous family. Often she was just called “Hannah Montana’s little sister”, based on the Disney role of her sister Miley.

At the beginning of her withdrawal, Cyrus needed a few months “to get back on my own two feet”. She was helped by the work on her debut album “The Hardest Part”, which is due to be released in September. She is now in therapy and spends a lot of time with her family and their two dogs.