Miley Cyrus appeared on a recent episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast.  It was a 2-hour conversation from quitting smoking, to the VMAs, and her divorce to Liam Hemsworth.



On her divorce, Miley shared, “What really sucked about it wasn’t the fact that me and someone that I loved realized that we don’t love each other the way that we used to anymore, that’s OK, I can accept that.  I can’t accept the villainizing, and just all those stories. It’s amazing that the public kind of thinks there’s no gap of time they didn’t see that could possibly be what led to this.”


Miley then compared the end of her marriage it to a child losing the comfort of their pacifier, “It was that thing I just needed not because we were in love anymore, but because the comfort and because my brain said, ‘Oh, this feels better. This is comforting.’  But actually, knowing that I was giving in to an addiction made me feel way worse.  I had the hangover. Next day, OK, we sleep together, next day, I’m totally hungover.  It felt like a relapse every time I’d go back.”



In November of 2019, Miley underwent throat surgery – she had been previously diagnosed with Reinke’s edema, which is swelling of the vocal cords due to the presence of fluid.  She says those non-talkative days gave her time to self-reflect, “I kind of learned a lot about the voice and how our experiences affect our voice.  Over the last year I noticed a really big change to my voice, kind of a heaviness to it.  And I experienced some heavy things. I feel like it is a reflection. It is a kind of scar in a sense. But also kind of having the surgery was a gift because I was able to understand my instrument.”


Reminiscing about her past, Miley says the ‘rock star lifestyle’ took a toll on her, “I started touring at probably 12 or 13.  The adrenaline that you have after a show — it’s not really the singing that affects your voice as much. It’s afterwards, you’re totally on and it’s really hard to get that sleep. You stay up, talking all night. Later, the talking all night turned into smoking all night. And now, this is kinda where we’re at.”


But don’t worry, Miley is now living a clean (and sober) life, “I don’t smoke anymore, and I’m sober. I’ve been sober, pretty much the vocal surgery kind of did it for me because I just learned so much about the effects.  You’re just taught it’s not really the drinking, it’s the staying up all night. Once you have your drink, you end up smoking.”


Below – Miley explains what happened during VMAs rehearsals.  Watch below.



Mark this in your calendars – Miley will perform on The Tonight Show this Thursday!


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