Lily Allen Gives Up Booze and Drugs

December 8, 2008 By:
Lily Allen Gives Up Booze and Drugs

Lily Allen's drunken ways are now a thing of the past. The UK songbird says her feud with Elton John at the GQ awards helped her sober up.

"No drinking for me," she told GMTV. "I suppose, maybe, the whole Elton thing with the GQ Awards... I got a bit attacked for that whole thing and it wasn't really necessary.

"I've become a character in a comic … and that character is always drunk! I wish my comic character wasn't that," Allen told the U.K.'s Observer.

Lily admits that she has been sober since "since 22 September," and doesn't plan on hitting the bottle any time soon.

"I have no intention of taking drugs again at the moment," she said. "But I can't say 'Never again,' because I don't know where I'll be in 10 years' time. And I will definitely drink in the future, just not for awhile."

During a promotional trip to Dubai in November, Allen turned down free drinks at the Atlantis Hotel, so she's pretty serious about staying clean.

Being sober sounds like a good idea, especially since she's gearing up to release a new album. During her last tour, she could hardly remember the lyrics to her own songs because she was such a mess on stage.