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Krisdayanti (finally) reveals the unrevealed

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 26 2009   /  10:44 am

“Yes, I used to take drugs. I was addicted to shabu [crystal methamphetamine]. It could rid me of all of my stress and make me forget all my problems,” prominent singer Krisdayanti (aka KD) said calmly in front of reporters recently. “Ever since I knew the stuff, I often snuck out to find hidden places to take it. I just couldn’t get enough. It was the only thing that relieved my loneliness,” Yanti said. Her testimony has surprised many because it is not often that a superstar such as herself discloses a story involving drug abuse. The wife of musician Anang Hermansyah, Krisdayanti, said frankly that her addiction had begun when she was at the top of her career between 1998 and 1999, when her album Menghitung Hari (Counting the Days) gained massive success.  “I was at the top of my fame. I was very stressed because of the workload. I worked almost 24-hours-a-day,...