Lady Gaga to Little Monsters: Stay Away from Drugs and Sex

This morning, Lady Gaga appeared on air on the Howard Stern Show and had a candid conversation about her past drug use. In the interview, Lady Gaga admitted that she used cocaine and ecstasy in the past, but that she does not use them now. According to Gaga:

“I was so unhappy,” she explained. “Yeah. I think that I was lonely and there was something about the drugs that made me feel like I had a friend…I didn’t do it with other people. I did it alone. I did it all alone in my apartment and I wrote music and you know what, I regret every line I ever did. So to any of the little sweethearts that are listening, don’t touch it, it’s the devil.”

Lady Gaga admits that she still uses marijuana on occasion.

Of course, Stern also had to ask about sexuality. Her reply, addressed to her young fans:

“I love you and I respect this show and I know you want to talk about sex and cocaine and all of that, but the truth is I don’t want anyone doing drugs, a, and b, honestly you should wait as long as you can to have sex, because as a woman you don’t even begin to enjoy it until your mid-20s. When you’re 17, you don’t even know how to operate what’s going on down there and you shouldn’t try.”

For those of you interested, here is the entire interview:

For past Celebrity Diagnosis stories about cocaine, click here.

I’m glad that a celebrity is trying to send drug and sexual abstinence messages to her fans, but I’m not sure that Lady Gaga is the best messenger- her persona seems to scream drugs and sex to me. Does this give young people a mixed or confusing message?  Do you agree or disagree? Let’s talk about it…

Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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