In a candid revelation, Model, Naomi Campbell has openly discussed her struggle with substance abuse during her ascent to stardom in the 1990s.
Now 53 years old, Campbell admitted to self-destructive behaviors involving drugs at the beginning of her career,
as revealed in the AppleTV+ documentary “The Super Models,” which offers an insider’s view of the lives of supermodels.
Campbell admitted she was “slowly killing herself “with drugs.
I guess when I started using, that was one of the things I tried to cover up, was grief.
Addiction is such a… bullshit thing, it really is.”
You think, ‘Oh it’s gonna heal that wound.’
It doesn’t. It can cause such huge fear and anxiety.
So I got really angryCAMPBELL
The documentary features Campbell alongside fellow iconic models Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford.
Campbell said that she turned to drugs and alcohol as a means to cope with suppressed emotions, particularly after the tragic murder of her dear friend Gianni Versace.
Speaking about her experience, Campbell shared,
The untimely murder of Gianni Versace occurred on July 15, 1997, when he was shot on the front steps of his residence during his routine walk home from a nearby café.
The perpetrator, Andrew Cunanan, was later found dead after an extensive manhunt.