Miley Cyrus admits relapse, reveals she got sober to avoid joining the '27 Club'

Miley Cyrus has admitted she "f**ked up" and fell off the wagon after celebrating six months of sobriety in June of this year in a candid new interview. 

Chatting with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Cyrus explained she had been motivated to quit drugs and alcohol in order to "protect herself" from joining the '27 Club' - the list of famous musicians that died at that age, including Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. 

"That actually really made me want to get sober, because we've lost so many icons at 27," the 'Malibu' singer said. 

"It's a very pivotal time. You go into that next chapter, or this is it for you." 

Cyrus said that she felt many of the artists that had died young "couldn't handle their own power and their own energy".

The pop star also admitted she had recently relapsed, and was now in the second week of her renewed sobriety. 

Warning: The following video contains language that may offend. 

"I f**ked up, I wasn't sober the last couple of months. To me, it was a f**k up because I'm not a moderation person, and I don't think that everyone has to be f**king sober," she said. 

"I think everyone has to do what is best for them. I don't have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level of... I've just been wanting to wake up 100 percent of the time."

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker said that she had adopted the mantra 'don't get furious, get curious', explaining: "So don't be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, 'What happened?'" 

Elsewhere in the interview, Cyrus talked about her divorce from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, losing her grandmother and the Malibu wildfire that destroyed her home.