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10/25/2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Talking these days about her well-documented anger problems, Naomi Campbell
feels another emotion, overwhelmingly – sadness.
"Anger is an emotion. There were things I had to deal with. You have to deal with it," Campbell, 43, says in an interview airing Saturday on Britain's The Jonathan Ross Show
, according to the Mirror
The British supermodel – who, among other incidents, pleaded guilty
to assault charges for throwing a cell phone at a housekeeper in 2006 – then begins to tear up, and tells the show's host: "I'm crying, you made me cry!"
Campbell, who says she dedicated herself to anger-management classes, also speaks about her past drug use, which included cocaine addiction.
"I don't want to go back," she says. "No matter what it is that you're addicted to – you can be addicted to work – all it is, is an escapism. It's escaping something, no matter what."
"For me, I came to my realization at 29 that I didn't like myself the way I was, and that was it."
Campbell, who looks stunning as "The First Lady of Fashion" in a new W Magazine
spread, just takes it day by day now.
"I'm no perfect human being," she says. "I'm just living, and I'm just breathing."