The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle on Her Struggle with Addiction

Season 5 Episode 503
Aired on 03/29/2015 | CC tv-14
In 1978, five girls sitting on a curb outside of a party decided to start a band. They called themselves the Go-Go's, and in the early '80s, these rockers shot to the top of the charts with hits like "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat." They sold 7 million albums over three years and became the most successful all-female rock band ever.

Now, more than 30 years later, the Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle recalls their early days. "Nobody knew how to do anything, in fact, we asked Charlotte [Caffey] to join the band because she knew how to plug in her bass guitar to a amplifier. We didn't even know how to do that," Belinda says. "It was a party."

The Go-Go's were young, famous and known for their wild antics. "I remember when we got our first credit card, and I maxed it out on the first day," she says. Belinda admits that she splurged on everything from race horses to cocaine.

Watch as Belinda, now a wife, mother, practicing yogi and solo artist, opens up about her descent into addiction and rock-bottom moment.

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