Miley Cyrus on love, letting go, and writing children’s books to teach kids about drugs and alcohol

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  • Miley Cyrus is opening up about her past relationships, staying sober, and educating children on drugs and alcohol.
  • The singer sat down with Joe Rogan recently and opened up about the year she's had.
  • She began talking about her vocal chord surgery and ended by  reflecting on how much splitting from Liam Hemsworth in front of the world "sucked".

(Warning: This article contains strong language.)

Miley Cyrus is back in the spotlight.

The singer just dropped her new track, Midnight Sky, shortly after breaking things off with boyfriend Cody Simpson.

She's also gotten candid in recent weeks about her past relationships and why she's decided to stay sober.

Now, in a new interview with Joe Rogan, the Mother's Daughter hitmaker is talking about her plans for the future, which includes writing a children's book about drugs and alcohol.

Miley told Joe during the two-hour podcast that she's been sober since she had her vocal surgery.

"I now just avoid really drinking because I like to wake up at 110 per cent. But it's never really been my problem and I could see myself having a drink of celebration in the future but I get so fucking hungover now that I'm like why would I celebrate with just feeling like a volcano's erupted in my brain, you know?"

She later also spoke of doing ayahuasca saying: "[The guide] reached down my throat and pulled out every dead animal I had ever eaten and made me throw it up. But I didn't see the animal that it was like... I saw me puking up seals. Puking up a seal—not fun."

She added that she has nothing against anyone who drinks and does recreational drugs though, calling her family a "bunch of stoners". But added she would like to work of a series of children's books, to educate kids about drugs and alcohol.

"I don't like the idea that we teach them that this is a sunshine world and everyone walks on a rainbow and everyone's equal," she explained. "And you need to say like... that's not true. What are you going to do about it? And I think there's a way to not terrify children of life, even though I go in and out of periods where I think life is really overwhelmingly terrifying."

On the "controversial" children's book idea, Miley said: "I do think there needs to be diversity in children's books."

The 27-year-old also spoke candidly about her past relationships once again, comparing love to "cocaine".

She said splitting from Liam Hemsworth for all the world to see "ducking sucked". "What really sucked about it wasn't the fact that me and someone that I loved realised that we don't love each other the way that we used to anymore," she said. "That's okay, I can accept that. I can't accept the villainising and just all those stories."

Miley said people were quick to judge her for moving on, but they'd been growing apart for quite some time. "It's not, 'One day you were happy on the carpet, and the next you're making out with your friend in Italy,' what the fuck?"

She added: "There was a lot of time between that you didn't see."  

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