Lana Del Rey Talks Alcohol Addiction For Her New QG Shoot (PICTURE)

Monday, September 10, 2012

SINGER Lana Del Rey has revealed her parents sent her to boarding school when she was younger — because they wanted her to kick her alcohol addiction.

The Video Games hitmaker opened up about her demons in a new shoot for GQ magazine. In the issue the singer came under-fire for earlier this week for appearing naked on its front cover.

Lana Del Rey revealed that her parents sent her to Kent school, a strict boarding school in Connecticut, at the age of 14 to help kick her drinking habit.

“I was a big drinker at the time,” she said. “I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so fucking cool. A great deal of what I wrote on 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 fucked. I am totally fucked’.

“Like, at first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side — it’s exciting — and then you realize 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…a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me.”