BLACK EYED PEAS singer Fergie was once a regular user of hard drugs before she joined the chart-topping band.

The WHERE IS THE LOVE? singer began experimenting with Ecstasy when her first band WILD ORCHID began to bore her circa 1997.

Fergie says, "I stopped meeting the girls, broke up with a boyfriend and started going out and taking Ecstasy.

"I was hanging around in a different crowd. From there I got into harder drugs and a really bad place emotionally."

14/07/2005 02:55