Mary J. Blige recently appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” for a frank discussion on her life, including her dark past with alcohol abuse. The singer said at the height of her problems — around the time of her “No More Drama” album — she believed her drinking would kill her.

Here she chats about the life-saving moment when her good friend, Queen Latifah, and now husband, Kendu Issacs, called with important information.