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Belinda Carlisle Admits To Drinking During Pregnancy

Belinda Carlisle made history as the lead singer of one of the most successful bands of the 80's, The Go-Go's. She followed up this success with a string of hits and an equally impressive solo career.

In her autobiography, Lips Unsealed: A Memoir Living, Carlisle opens up about the insecurities living in Hollywood brought her, and how it lead her down a dark path of alcohol, and drug abuse. In an interview with Pop Tart to discuss the book, Carlise opens up about her husband who has stood by her since 1986, Morgan Mason, and drinking everyday while pregnant with son James Duke, 18.

On others seeing her drink while pregnant: “I didn’t notice and I didn’t pay attention. I only noticed what I cared to notice. I didn’t really pay attention to what other people said.”

On her supportive husband of 24 years: “He’s a very evolved person and under all that, he always saw the person that he loved. He saw this divine person through all the crap. We also had a son together and [didn't want to put him through divorce.]"

For the complete interview with Belinda, click here...

 

Belinda Carlisle Regrets Being Away From Her Son Due To Drugs

Singer Belinda Carlisle has been making the rounds talking about her new book, Lips Unsealed: A Memoir. The singer has been very open in talking about her former 30 year addiction to cocaine and how it affected her family.

The Go-Go's frontwoman admits to snorting drugs while in the bathroom of her son's school. Belinda quit drugs in 2005, when her son James Duke Mason was 13. She says, "Ultimately, it was a choice between life and death. But I don't have any regrets about my addiction and I have an amazing life. The one regret is that I wasn't as present as I should have been as a mother. I'd like to think that I've made up for that in the last five years."

Earlier this year, James, now 17, came out to the public as gay. Belinda admitted she was "shocked" by the news and that she "didn't quite understand" what had happened. Her biggest concern is her son's openness about his sexuality will affect his aspirations to enter the world of politics but she is hopeful that society will accept a gay politician. "Things have changed. There's pockets of people who would never accept a gay politician," she says, "But I think they just need education."