Zahara says she knew she needed help after finishing a whole bottle of wine by herself.
The singer has been thrown with a number of reports that revealed she was battling with alcohol use. In 2016, Zahara was put on True Love’s cover, headlined ‘Marriage, Drugs & selling records’. The singer went on to express how she was unhappy and ready to take legal action against the mag for associating her name with the word ‘drugs’.
Even after Somizi’s ‘Zahara is an alcoholic’ joke at the SAMAs in 2017, seems the news has not surfaced.
The singer recently spoke to TshisaLive about going through several struggles that made her turn to alcohol.
“It was not a nice place to be in. I was frustrated and so I drank a little to find happiness. It wasn’t that I needed it or that I was addicted. But I got to a point where one night I finished a whole bottle of wine by myself. I knew then that I needed to speak to someone and deal with this.”
Zahara says she has then got help and has been sober since October.
“It really helped. I was able to get clarity and now I am sober since October. I haven’t touched alcohol since and I don’t miss it because I don’t think it was a problem for me before.”