Shokon "Black Panther" / "I was addicted to drugs, I wanted to kill myself"

2023-09-21 13:28:00, Lifestyle CNA
Shokon "Black Panther" / "I was addicted to drugs, I wanted to
Naomi Campbell, model

World-famous model Naomi Campbell has opened up about her life, revealing that drug addiction almost took her life at the height of her career in the 90s.

The star of the catwalks spoke without gloves and opened her heart, showing that she abused narcotic substances, risking her life.

In the new AppleTV+ documentary series, The Super Models, the model confesses that she became a cocaine user to cope with childhood trauma and the death of Italian fashion designer and close friend Gianni Versace.

“I think when I started using cocaine, one of the things I tried to cover up was grief. Addiction is stupid. You think you will heal the wounds. But, this does not happen. It can cause great fear and anxiety. So I got really angry."

The fashion icon said her world was rocked when Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home in 1997.

"Gianni Versace was very sensitive. He pushed me to go forward and go further when I didn't think I could. So when he died, I was very sad."

She revealed that she struggled for 5 years with her drug addiction and reflected this with her fall on the catwalk, a moment which the supermodel calls a wake-up call and for the fact that she had to rehabilitate her problem.

"When you try to cover something, your feelings - for example abandonment. I tried to cover it with something. You can't cover it up. I was killing myself. It was very painful. I chose to go to rehab. It was one of the best and only things I could have done for myself at the time. It took me many years to work and cope. And it still shows up sometimes. But I now have the tools to deal with it.”

Naomi Campbell has also spoken about the trauma she went through when her two parents split up.

"There are many problems that I have had since childhood. For example, I don't know my father, I haven't seen my mother. It brings a lot - it manifests a lot of feelings. One of those feelings, absolutely, is anger. It's a manifestation of a deeper issue, I think, anger. And that for me, I think, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness..." said Campbell./ CNA

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