Belfast Telegraph

Lily Allen vows to end wild ways

Lily Allen has revealed she is back in therapy, as she plans to quit her bad habits for good.

The Air Balloon singer, who previously checked into The Priory after suffering depression, admitted she decided to return to therapy following the death of her godfather, musician Roger Pomphrey, and other factors.

"I had a session last week for the first time in a year. It helps get my relationships in order," the married mother-of-two told Beat magazine.

"My godfather had died, a friend had turned into the Wolf of Wall Street, and another friend is having a bad time, and I try and mother everyone. And trying to do that while relaunching a pop career and looking after two children got a bit much for a minute. I'd been so manic."

Lily admitted the stresses of being busy can sometimes get on top of her.

"I have quite a lot of complicated relationships. Lots of weird co-dependencies. And when I'm busy, things happen. I get quite confused about my place. I sometimes need someone to tell me I'm not a bad person," she continued.

The 28-year-old, who has released her new album Sheezus, also said she had given up smoking, drugs and partying.

"I'm not only addictive, I'm rebellious and self-destructive. It's something I have to fight now. Whether it's offending someone, or drinking, smoking," she said.

"I don't like relaxing. I like being distracted. That's what cigarettes are for me, a punctuation. Same with a drink. I tie it all in together, staying up late, hanging out with the naughty people... It forced me to face myself. And I don't really want to. I want to run away from myself."

Lily added: "It's the thing about having kids, you start thinking about what you're going to leave behind. I want to do it as best I can."


From Belfast Telegraph