How Lady Gaga Kicked Her 15-Joints-a-Day Marijuana Habit

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We knew about Lady Gaga and her love for weed, but we didn’t know the Mother Monster was so reliant on Mary Jane that she was getting high everyday to cope with the pain from her hip surgery.

“I was smoking 15 joints a day. No tobacco. A day,” she said in her new interview with Attitude. “It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip. I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was.”

So, how did the singer stop herself?

In true Gaga fashion, she went to a naked retreat in the wood. Yes, the “Applause” crooner revealed performance artist Marina Abramovic and her, um, unique methods helped her kick the habit.

“It wasn’t until I was with Marina and she said, ‘Okay you’re coming to my house, no television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art,” she explained. ”I cold-turkeyed. For weeks and weeks I didn’t smoke at all.”

But Gaga isn’t completely over week just yet. The singer added that she still indulges in her herb once in a while: “Now I smoke a little bit at night, just you know, for fun — but not to cope. That’s the difference. Marina was the only person who could get me to do that and it was not intended to be rehab.”