Well, they say admitting you have a problem is the first step, and maybe Miley Cyrus is headed in the right direction. I had a great conversation about the concept of celebrity and fame with my BFF this past weekend, and one thing we talked about is how it just isn’t normal… like at all. People aren;t meant to go days without sleep, people are meant to be stalked by paparazzi, and people aren’t meant to have so much money and so much power– and when these people are children, it’s even more abnormal. Being famous is, I think, a completely abnormal state of being and while it looks awesome and fun and glamorous– and surely has many of those aspects– it’s very difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle in this abnormal position. So I was very interested to read about Miley Cyrus opening up about some of this in a recent interview, especially considering the public reaction to her recent MTV VMA performance. Click inside for more!
The HuffPost has the story:
Miley Cyrus gets candid in a new interview with Sunday People, reportedly telling the U.K. paper that she’s had a “messed up” life.
The 20-year-old made headlines this week after her racy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards shocked viewers and sent Twitter into a frenzy. Cyrus sang her hit song “We Can’t Stop” at the awards show before stripping down to a nude-colored two-piece to perform with Robin Thicke on the summer anthem, “Blurred Lines.” But despite her inappropriate on stage antics, Cyrus admits she’s a workaholic and is all about the music — which, in her eyes, isn’t always a good thing.
“I have so many f**king issues,” she allegedly tells Sunday People. “I am so f**ked up -– everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up.”
“I don’t have a normal life,” Cyrus adds. “I take a hiatus every now and again, but I’m not good at that.”
Cyrus also said that she rarely sleeps, but that the lack of shut-eye doesn’t affect her.
“All I do is work, so I eat to live and to keep going. People are impressed with me because I can sleep for just 45 minutes — I’m used to it,” Cyrus explains, adding that her diet and exercise routine is non-existent. “Because I work so much, I’m always on the road so I eat healthily. I have to give my body what it needs to keep going and if you don’t then you will crash and burn. I don’t get to work out,” she continues. “I do yoga and 30 push-ups every day and try to get my mind right.”
I know people don’t like to hear famous people complaining about their fame, because we automatically equate it with complaining about financial well-being or complaining about success. But I think Miley was honest in this interview and made some strong points– she doesn’t really, actually sleep all like that! And the people around her are impressed! And, surely, encourage her to keep it up. Something as “simple” as lack of sleep is heralded as strong work ethic when, in reality, it’s not healthy. But in the world of celebrity it’s a norm.
What do you guys think of the excerpts from the interview? You can read the full piece HERE. Miley goes on to talk about her time with Disney and how that also affects conceptions and misconceptions about who she is.