Adam Lambert Opens Up About Experimenting with Drugs

Singer says he’s no stranger to drugs

By on March 1st, 2010 14:16 GMT
Adam Lambert is again causing a stir online after admitting to having experimented with drugs, though he does make it clear that he’s far from an advocate for drug use. The American Idol star, who just recently came under serious fire for some comments he allegedly made about Susan Boyle and her debut album, tells News of the World (story via here) he’s done drugs in his wilder days.

Though the singer has never really tried to sell a squeaky clean image, his recent comment comes to put him in a very bad light, at least as far as most US celebrity bloggers are concerned. By speaking about drug use, Lambert could be sending the wrong message to his young and more impressionable fans, they say, especially since he doesn’t make it a point of saying “this is wrong.”

“I went wild and I was experimenting with certain substances,” Lambert tells the British tab about his wilder days. “At 26 I started running with hippies, going to underground events, I was really drawn to that crowd, everyone embraced each other’s differences. It didn’t get to the stage where it ruined my life or where it was anything too serious but it was definitely something I tried,” the singer adds.

So far, so good. However, what comes next is what is getting spirits ablaze on the blogosphere, because it leaves room to the interpretations that anyone, no matter their age, can be “mature” around drugs and act like “adults,” in which case drug use would be ok in smaller quantities. “There are certain drugs out there that are really fun and recreational and can mean a good time. I’m not an advocate for drugs but it is all rock and roll and we are all adults,” the singer says.

Then again, this could very well be a case of “witch hunting,” especially since many still doubt he did not trash Susan Boyle’s debut album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” in such a vile and unprofessional manner as they say he did. We were also telling you a few days ago that Lambert said he almost chocked with laughter when he heard Susan’s album, but in particular when he played her Rolling Stones’ cover of “Wild Horses,” of which he said it was the most “horrendous, sacrilegious” treatment of the song. 

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