Naomi Campbell opens up on battle with drug & alcohol addiction
Naomi Campbell has opened up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction in her early modelling days for the candid new documentary, The Super Models.
The fashion icon, 53, claimed she started to abuse substances as a way to deal with the grief of her childhood abandonment issues – as well as the shocking death of her close friend and beloved designer Gianni Versace.
In the Apple TV+ docuseries, the runway legends opens up about her game-changing career path alongside fellow super models Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.
However, the four-episode project took time to reflect on the tougher moments which took place during the height of their fame – with Naomi admitting that she was slowly ‘killing’ herself early in her career due to the amount of drugs she took in the early 90s.
‘Grief has been a very strange thing in my life because it doesn’t always [show],’ the mother-of-two explained. ‘I go into a shock and freak out when it actually happens, and then later is when I break. But I kept the sadness inside, I just dealt with it.’