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I was killing myself’ – Naomi Campbell speaks about her abuse of drugs and alcohol to cover up childhood trauma and grief

  • Naomi Campbell has opened up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction in her early modelling days for the candid new documentary, The Super Models.
  • The fashion icon, 53, claimed she started to abuse substances as a way to deal with the grief of her childhood abandonment issues.

She added that the shocking death of her close friend and beloved designer Gianni Versace, threw her overboard.

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Naomi had formed a deep friendship with the Italian fashion star and was one of many who were devastated by his death.

In the Apple TV+ docuseries, the runway legends opens up about her game-changing career path alongside fellow super models Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.

However, the four-episode project took time to reflect on the tougher moments which took place during the height of their fame – with Naomi admitting that she was slowly ‘killing’ herself early in her career due to the amount of drugs she took in the early 90s.

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