Lana Del Rey has stated that she was drinking so much as a teenager that her parents sent her away to borading school in an attempt to sober her up.
The singer made the revelation in an interview with GQ, the magazine she posed nude for this month.
Speaking about her 'wilderness' teenage years, Del Rey said: "I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f**king cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years.
Adding: "My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, 'I'm f**ked. I am totally f**ked'."
The GQ nude shots show the singer sat at a table with her right breast exposed, cupped by a man from behind. Further photos show the star wearing no trousers or underwear - and covering her genitals with a lace curtain. The most bizarre photo of all sees Del Rey laughing in the middle of a crowd of women.
The singer, who released debut album 'Born To Die' earlier this year, appears on one of five special covers celebrating the fifteenth annual Men of The Year awards held by the magazine. Del Rey has been awarded the Woman of the Year award by the magazine.
Tinie Tempah, Robbie Williams, comedy actor James Corden and Mad Men actor John Slattery also appear on the alternative covers - all, as you may suspect, fully clothed.
Other winners of GQ Awards this year include Homeland actor Damian Lewis, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Sorkin, Dermot O'Leary, Boris Johnson and Gary Barlow.
Del Rey has moved increasingly into the world of modelling in recent months, starring in campaigns by both Jaguar and H&M.
Lana Del Rey is set to release a new version of her debut album later in the year, entitled the Paradise Edition. The re-release will include a selection of brand new tracks.