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Lily Allen Says She Wasn't Sure If She Could Stay Sober For Glastonbury Performance

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Lily Allen Says She Wasn't Sure If She Could Stay Sober For Glastonbury Performance

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@lilyallen

Lily Allen has opened up about her Glastonbury performance and how she had doubts whether she'd be able to get on stage sober again. Catch the performance here:

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Allen joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage at the Somerset festival on Saturday, 25 June.

The pair belted out Allen's hit single 'F**k You', taking aim at the Supreme Court for its decision to overturn the Roe v Wade law which allowed millions of women the right to abortion.

Allen has since taken to her social media to admit she wasn't sure whether she'd ever make it back on stage at Glastonbury sober due to her past battles with addiction.

Allen joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage to sing 'F**k You'. Credit: @liamjamesward/Twitter
Allen joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage to sing 'F**k You'. Credit: @liamjamesward/Twitter

Allen was joined by her two children at the summer festival.

In a recent Instagram post she reflected: "Quite emosh. Things are truly messed up, but at least my babies got to see their mamma play and slay Glastonbury with their favourite pop star.

"They were very proud and so was I."

Allen continued by noting how she wasn't sure whether she'd ever be able to 'get up on a stage like that sober again'.

"If i’m honest, a part of me thought it was all in the past. I had the most amazing day. Thanks @oliviarodrigo for having us. You smashed your first Glastonbury.

"Who knows, maybe i won’t hang up my [microphone] just yet," the post teased.

Allen has previously performed at Glastonbury, having taken to the stage in 2007, 2009 and 2014.

However, in a since-deleted Instagram post from 2020, she reflected on a picture of her at the festival in 2014 having been taken 'before things really started to fall apart'.

"It’s hard for me to look at these but I feel like I’ve come so far since then and I am so much happier and healthier," she said.

Allen is now approaching three years sobriety.

In a since-deleted post last year, the star spoke out in celebration of her two year anniversary of being sober.

"2 years drug and alcohol free today! Getting clean is the BEST thing I ever did, and I’ve done a lot of cool s**t," she said.

As well as taking to the stage with Rodrigo, Allen has being doing a whole lot of other 'cool s**t' such as getting married to Stranger Things star David Harbour who has become stepfather to her two children.

Allen celebrated two years of sobriety in an Instagram post in July 2021. Credit: Alamy
Allen celebrated two years of sobriety in an Instagram post in July 2021. Credit: Alamy

Allen also took to the stage in the West End last year in 2:22 A Ghost Story.

The debut saw her receive a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress.

If you want to discuss any issues relating to alcohol in confidence, contact Drinkline on 0300 123 1110, 9am–8pm weekdays and 11am–4pm weekends for advice and support 

If you want friendly, confidential advice about drugs, you can talk to FRANK. You can call 0300 123 6600, text 82111 or contact through their website 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or livechat from 2pm-6pm any day of the week 

Topics: Music, Glastonbury, UK News, Festivals

Poppy Bilderbeck
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