Machine Gun Kelly Talks About Snorting Adderall And Entering Therapy
Machine Gun Kelly is living the good life right now. He just released his latest studio album, Tickets to My Downfall, and much to everyone’s surprise…it was a hit.
He departed from his typical sound and adopted a more guitar-driven pop punk sound, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The album received mostly positive reviews from critics and debuted at the number one spot on the US Billboard 200.
In addition to career success, the 30-year-old artist is in a pretty serious relationship with Megan Fox, so you know…that just sounds like fun in general.
But it hasn’t always been this smooth. During a chat with Dave Franco for Interview, Kelly talked about his addiction to Adderall.
I think I watched myself believe that drugs were how you attained a level, or unlocked something in your brain, and I’ve seen the pros and cons of it. Adderall was a huge thing for me for a long time. And I went from orally taking it to then snorting it, and then it became something where I was scared to ever go into a studio if I didn’t have something. I wouldn’t even step out unless there was a medicine man who was going to visit me and give me what I needed. And that’s where it becomes a problem.
He reached a point where he thought he couldn’t be successful without the drug, but then he had to remind himself that the talent was still inside him. “If that pill did that for you, then everyone who’s taken that would just be making albums and writing songs,” he told himself.
And now? He’s drug free. He stated that his drug of choice now is “happiness” and let’s be honest here, that “happiness” is probably code for Megan Fox.
Because, I mean, doesn’t this look like happiness to you?
But also, the happiness comes from understanding himself more, which is why he started going to therapy.
I had my first therapy session last Thursday. That’s the first time I ever went, ‘Hey, I need to separate these two people,’ which is Machine Gun Kelly and Colson Baker. The dichotomy is too intense for me.