Miley Cyrus crushes drug-overdose rumor before London concert

Miley Cyrus, clad in a onesie made of money, performs at London's O2 Arena on May 6.
Miley Cyrus, clad in a onesie made of money, performs at London’s O2 Arena on May 6.
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Miley Cyrus has said it and she’ll say it again: Severe. Allergic. Reaction. To. Antibiotics.

She swears she didn’t overdose on drugs in April, as one gossip mag’s recent cover story alleged. (Screamed is more like it, but “alleged” will do.)

“I didn’t have a drug overdose,” she said at a Tuesday press conference in London before restarting her “Bangerz” tour at the O2 Arena (via People). “I took some ... antibiotics that a doctor gave me for a sinus infection and I had a reaction.”

Cyrus wound up in the hospital for more than a week and had to cancel or reschedule a number of U.S. shows. She’d intended to kick off in Europe with shows in Amsterdam and Antwerp, Belgium, but those got bumped as well after she had a relapse.

Telling reporters she felt better than ever after taking care of herself with things like vitamins and honey, she noted that she never drinks or smokes before hitting the stage. She called herself a “poster child for good health” who definitely didn’t miss the IV she’d been hooked up to for what seemed like forever.


“It’s almost like being an athlete being up here, because if someone was [impaired], they definitely couldn’t do my show.”

Cyrus went on to deliver a pretty wild show in London, according to the Daily Mail, complete with the lewd gestures and wild costumes her fans have come to expect. And then there was the snogging ...

“She got loads of same-sex people to snog in the audience and put them on camera on a giant screen and make a speech about how we should all just ‘be ourselves,’” one concert-goer told the Mail.

After the show, Cyrus found she had an unabashed celebrity fan in British pop star Lily Allen, which is definitely not a bad way to get back to business.

“That was basically the best thing I’ve ever seen #BangerzTour #MileyCyrus,” Allen tweeted, embellishing her words with an explosion of happy emojis.