Piper Admits Drug Use

DOCTOR WHO star BILLIE PIPER experimented with drugs during her days as a teenage pop star and even considered suicide. The English actress, 23, leaped to fame in 1998 at the tender age of 14 with her debut hit BECAUSE WE WANT TO. Piper tells British magazine Radio Times she turned to drugs to escape her misery at being exploited by record company executives. She says, "I had a very dark moment when I was 16 when I didn't want to be here any more, but I did nothing about it, thank God. "Managers and others work you to death and you become exhausted and bitter. I was young, green and taken advantage of. There was a massive financial rip-off, although I was working twice as hard as I am now, I was left with hardly any money. "I tried all those things (drugs), but it never became a problem. I had my head in the clouds, was mad, neurotic, and self-destructive, very different character to the one you see today." Piper credits her estranged husband, radio + TV personality CHRIS EVANS, with saving her from her miserable path. The pair married in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Piper was just 18. She enthuses, "Chris and I found each other when it could have gone badly for both of us, and we saved each other from our worlds of madness."


Contactmusic

Tags: Billie Piper - Chris Evans


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014

If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

You've heard the song on the radio. People are humming it anywhere...

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used...

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014
Advertisement

Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

As unfortunate as the idea of Sharknado 2 sounds, it’s happening. Let that...

Tara Reid - Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber are reported to have clashed on a night out on the island of Ibiza...

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Billie Piper Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Billie Piper

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All