Toya Delazy survives a year without alcohol. Taking to social media, the singer revealed she started taking alcohol at a very young age, 17.
However, she has successfully stayed a year without consuming alcoholic drinks.
“I never forgot that feeling of numbness and power, and as problems came with life, the more I saw alcohol as a friend. Becoming an artist really exposed me to the hedonism I wanted after being in suffocating institutions. Booze felt like the solution to everything, and I went in HARD, even though I really was a lightweight.
“When I eventually broke into the South African music scene that is where I really dove into booze. It was free & the entire industry thrived on alcohol consumption. It felt like the higher the price, the cooler you were. I’m talking radio ads, music videos, clubbing, gigs, every single link-up involved alcohol, and I fell hard for it.”
Toya opened up on how alcohol almost destroyed her, and how she eventually got saved.
“Each time I drank, everything would escalate very quickly. There would come a time where I would leave my body and the spirit of pain would consume me and I would become very sad, angry and eventually, suicidal.
“In 2022 I found a community which supported me and a counsellor I had to call every day for a month. It was a difficult transition as all the emotions that had been swept under the rug stood in a towering heap and I had to deal with it SOBER.”
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Trey Songz is facing new allegations of sexual assault. The “Bottoms Up” singer, real name Tremaine Neverson, is the subject of a new complaint in which two women allege they woke up the morning after a 2015 California house party he threw to find the R&B star sexually assaulting them by performing “heinous” non-consensual sexual acts.
In the 17-page complaint, obtained by PEOPLE, “Jane Doe A and Jane Doe B” accuse Songz of forcing himself on them after they were “coercively pressed to drink from unsealed liquor bottles, which were curiously full” the night before. Read More