Pink : 'i Took Heroin'.Pop punk Pink took heroin when she was a teenager, but she turned her back on the opiate aged just 16 as she focused on succeeding as a singer.The JUST LIKE A PILL hitmaker has witnessed the devastation the narcotic can cause with her own eyes - three of her close friends have died after overdosing.She says, "Heroin is a horrible thing. I've seen first hand what it can do to people and it's not pretty. I was never that much into it to need treatment."But you name it, I took it. I buried three friends from heroin overdoses. I just stopped one day on Thanksgiving 1995 and never touched them again."And the 26-year-old insists she only dabbled in drugs to alleviate the boredom of her early adolescence in Pennsylvania.She continues, "For me drugs were just a distraction on the way to my ultimate goal, which is what I'm doing today. I found my chance and I wanted to go for it and knew I was going to have to work for it."Boredom is a big cause of a lot of problems for a lot of people. I was performing so I wasn't bored any more. I had something to do."

Meanwhile the punk singer has threatened to kidnap her soldier brother JASON if he ever gets posted to Iraq.

The singer supports the military but disagrees with the Iraqi campaign - particularly after her father's experiences in Vietnam.

She says, "No no, not my brother.

"My Dad was in Vietnam. That tempted fate.

"I support soldiers, I support the military.

"Freedom is something to be fought for, if that's what you are fighting for."


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