Singer Lily Allen has said she thought about taking heroin while supporting Miley Cyrus on tour.
The singer was speaking to DJ Fat Tony on his The Recovery podcast, where she opened up about running out of money as the reason why she had to go back on the road.
“I was like 14 stone and just did not feel like a pop star at all so I started taking this drug called adderall, which is like speed, to lose the weight, and I got addicted to this drug because it made me invincible and I could work really long hours and be all the people I was required to be,” she said.
“And then I ended up on tour in America supporting Miley Cyrus. It was when she was doing Wrecking Ball and the Bangerz tour and it was a highly sexualised tour,” Allen explained.
“I had just spent the last three years pushing babies out. It couldn’t have been less what I felt like.”
She continued: “I was supporting this girl who was much younger and more attractive than I felt and I just started acting out in all manner of ways,” she said.
“I started cheating on my husband and I had always really drunk alcohol to take the edge off of the drugs, and then I realised I was getting up in the morning and downing those mini bottles of vodka or whisky or whatever was left, without the drugs any more.”
“I was thinking: ‘I think I have got a drinking problem’. I remember being in LA and thinking: ‘None of this acting out is working any more. Maybe I should try heroin’.
“But… I had been in a scene where I had seen what happens to people who use heroin, and knew that when that thought popped into my head it was time to confront my demons, and that was about five years ago. And I started recovery.”
Allen is now sober and late last year she married Stranger Things star David Harbour.