It's official. Lady Gaga released her new single, "Stupid Love," and let her fans know that she quit smoking. During an appearance on Apple Music's New Music Daily with Zane Lowe, Gaga explained that in the past, she'd smoke about 40 cigarettes a day. But, she noted that she quit cold turkey and assured fans that it wasn't easy.
Gaga assured everyone that it wasn't an easy process, but that she's glad she made it through. She told Lowe that she'll never smoke again, even going as far as to say (jokingly, we hope) that she was hallucinating.
"I’m not smoking anymore, but I’d smoke 40 cigarettes all day long. I swear on my life I’m not smoking cigarettes. I completely quit — I quit cold turkey," she said. "But it was so hard. If you don't smoke, don't smoke! Because quitting is worse. It is so brutal. And I will never smoke again because I think I saw Jesus for an entire week. It was so awful."
It's not the first time that she's tried to quit. Back in 2016, she was a guest on BBC Radio1's Breakfast Show and said, "I will quit when we start doing TV and stuff, but I try to look at things in perspective. It's terrible. I have been yelled at by Elton [John], by Stevie Wonder, by Tony Bennett, the list could go on of amazing, great people who are like, 'You need to stop smoking.'" At the time, she said that she wasn't smoking actual cigarettes: "I don't smoke cigarettes, though. I smoke clove cigars."
She told Lowe in a previous interview that she'd quit, but it looks like she relapsed between then and now. Now that she's confirmed that she's done for good, she can focus on promoting her new material. With a video like this, the expectations are high.