Lana Del Rey: 'I went to boarding school at age 14 to get sober'

Sep 10th, 2012
Lana Del Rey: 'I went to boarding school at 14 to get sober'
Sep 10th, 2012

Lana Del Rey has revealed that she was sent away to boarding school to "dry out" at the age of 14 after developing a serious drinking problem.

"I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day," the singer told GQ Magazine.

"I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f---ing cool. A great deal of what I wrote on [the album] Born To Die is about these wilderness years.

"My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, 'I'm f---ed. I am totally f---ed.'"

Lana's parents sent her to boarding school in a desperate attempt to sober her up.

"At first it's fine and you think you have a dark side," she told GQ. "It's exciting, and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it.

"It's also a completely different way of living when you know that. [You're] a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me."

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