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Lady Gaga Says Elton John Helped Her Beat Drug Addiction: 'He Saved Me'

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(Photo : Getty Images/Mark Renders) Lady Gaga said that Elton John helped her beat addiction.

Lady Gaga has revealed that legendary musician Elton John helped her beat a two-year drug addiction.

Gaga, who is the godmother of John's son Elijah, said that the "Candle in the Wind" singer was unafraid to tell her that she had a problem.

"It's pretty messed up being friends with people who used to have drug and alcohol problems, like Elton," she said. "He got me on the straight and narrow. He was telling me: 'Gaga, you're smoking too much.' He saved me."

After injuring her hip on the "Born This Way" tour, Gaga had surgery and used drugs to cope with the pain. The singer admitted to radio station Z100 that she smoked up to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day.

"I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely, and looking back, I do see now that some of it had to do with my hip pain ... I didn't know where the pain was coming from so I was just in a lot of pain and very depressed all the time and not really sure why."

Gaga said that the pressure to be creative and produce good work may have had something to do with her addiction.

"I do put that pressure on myself; I have to be high to be creative. I need that, that's an error in my life that happened for over 10 years ... Can I be brilliant without it? I know that I can be and I have to be because I want to live, and I want my fans to want to live."

Although the singer loves her fans and being famous, she states that she isn't perfect and life can still can difficult at times.

"I am a human being too and I break, and I think there is an assumption that I cannot break, because I am an alien woman and I am unstoppable." 

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Nov 22, 2014 05:21 PM EST

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