French Montana hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol since he was hospitalised in an intensive care unit 11 days after his 35th birthday celebrations final 12 months.
The Unforgettable hitmaker spent two weeks below docs’ care after experiencing intense abdomen pains and an elevated coronary heart price after which collapsed at his Los Angeles residence in late November 2019.
“I used to be runnin’ for like an excellent 20 years with out a break, and God put a cease to that. I had a bit well being scare,” he informed XXL journal, earlier than quipping: “I inform folks on a regular basis, ‘When you do not find yourself within the ICU after your birthday, then it wasn’t an excellent birthday!'”
Nevertheless, Montana admitted he had additionally been pushing his physique to the restrict by counting on prescription tablets to maintain himself on the transfer.
“(It was) a mix of plenty of issues: being fatigued, dehydrated, you understand, dropping myself chasing cash, chasing the incorrect issues,” he defined, including: “An excessive amount of consuming, too many tablets, you understand, increase.”
Montana confessed to taking amphetamine Adderall to remain awake, and Percocets for ache reduction, which shortly became a pill-popping “interest”.
“I really feel like 90 per cent of musicians (are) on that,” he claimed.
The hip-hop star has since turned his again on drink and medicines and is now targeted on staying in good well being, each bodily and mentally.
“I feel that was like the toughest factor I ever did in my life, to grab myself again,” he stated, reflecting: “So, for me to cease all the things and simply step again, that was like one in all my greatest accomplishments… In order that was the day, it was November 21, final 12 months (when he collapsed). And since that day, I by no means had a drink. I simply made a 12 months.”