Miley Cyrus denies 'drug overdose' at press conference before London O2 Arena show (May 6)

Singer played her first UK 'Bangerz' shows yesterday evening

Miley Cyrus denies 'drug overdose' at press conference before London O2 Arena show (May 6)

Photo: Getty

Miley Cyrus denied that her recent stay in hospital was caused by a drug overdose at a press conference before her London O2 Arena show on Tuesday (May 6).

The singer was recently forced to postpone dates on her European tour after she was admitted to hospital following a sever reaction to antibiotics. As the BBC reports, there had been speculation that her hospitalisation had been caused by drug use, but she denied the rumours.

"I didn't have a drugs overdose. I took some antibiotics that a doctor gave me for a sinus infection," she said. "I've been laying in a hospital bed connected to IVs. I'm on a bunch of good vitamins and doing lots of yoga trying to get myself back together."

She added: "My immune system was already low because I had a death in my family and was already down. What doesn't make it better is that people were online saying I'd done it with drugs but it's all good. I'm okay and I'm here."

Cyrus's show at the London O2 Arena – her first at the venue on her Bangerz tour – started with the singer arriving on stage by skidding down a pink, tongue-shaped slide protruding from a huge image of her face.

She told the crowd: "Hello, motherfuckers! I'm not going down without a motherfucking fight!" before embarking on a set which included tracks such as 'Wrecking Ball', 'Adore You' and 'We Can't Stop'.

Cyrus, whose stage costumes included a Union Jack one-piece, was joined at various times by dancers, a dwarf and a pantomime horse, and at one point flew through the air riding a giant hot dog.

Her set also included covers of Arctic Monkeys' track 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?', Bob Dylan's 'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go', Lana Del Rey's single 'Summertime Sadness' and Dolly Parton's classic 'Jolene'.

Miley Cyrus played:

'SMS (Bangerz)'
'4x4'
'Love Money Party'
'My Darlin''
'Maybe You're Right'
'FU'
'Do My Thang'
'#GETITRIGHT'
'Can't Be Tamed'
'Adore You'
'Drive'
'Rooting For My Baby'
'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'
'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go'
'Summertime Sadness'
'Jolene'
'23'
'On My Own'
'Someone Else'
'We Can't Stop'
'Wrecking Ball'


Read More On This Artist

More News
Shaggy performs in 'Shaggy Off' on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show - watch
Tyler, The Creator criticises Jay Z's 'weird' Tidal launch
Hayley Williams and Gerard Way defend Frances Bean Cobain after press criticise her appearance
HEALTH confirm details of new album 'Death Magic' – hear first song 'New...
DIIV announce new album 'Is The Is Are'
Beyoncé poses for bridesmaid photo at Tina Knowles’ wedding
Green Day have written 'five fantastic new songs', says their producer
Frank Ocean legally changes name to Frank Ocean
Jessie J unveils 'Flashlight' video for Pitch Perfect 2 - watch
Mumford & Sons announce mobile phone-free gig in Brighton
Diplo says Justin Bieber is 'controlled' by his fans
Matt Skiba says a new Blink-182 album is 'a great idea and something we have discussed'
Black Grape announce UK and Ireland reunion tour
Taylor Swift says 'public humiliation' over her love life was 'unfair'
MIA says that Diplo 'owes an apology to my people' following alleged Sri Lanka comments
NSync’s Lance Bass says Harry Styles 'has been ready to go solo for many months'
Independent music festivals contributed £1 billion to UK economy over past five years
Frances Bean Cobain on 'Montage Of Heck' film: 'I didn't know Kurt but I...
Emily Eavis addresses rumours of two acts headlining Sunday night of Glastonbury
The Chemical Brothers share 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' from new album - listen
The Charlatans heckle Ronan Keating during private party performance
Florence + The Machine and Rihanna to perform on 'Saturday Night Live' in May

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM