A couple years ago, Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse had more in common than just amazing pipes; they also both hit the nightlife. Hard. “I’ve had nights out with Amy and know exactly what used to go on. It’s so easy to get caught up in that madness,” Allen told British magazine Evening Standard this week, discussing Amy Winehouse’s death less than two months after the singer’s passing. “I could totally see why she didn’t want to leave her house. It seemed more appealing to stay in and take heroin. Why would anyone want that chaos in their life? It’s not something anyone chooses.” Personally, we maaaaaybe wouldn’t have tried to rationalize heroin use while talking about a friend’s death, but hey, it wouldn’t be a Lily Allen interview without some cringing. It’s like we’re in 2008 all over again.
While the singer’s family alleges that Amy Winehouse’s toxicology report indicated that there were no illegal drugs in her system when she passed on, Lily Allen seems certain she too could have fallen victim to a self-destructive lifestyle. “Actually, when Amy died, I got several texts from friends saying they were really glad I was still here. That I hadn’t died, too. It’s so easy to get caught up in that madness and I count my lucky stars I’ve been strong enough to walk away.” Not strong enough not to somehow make the conversation about herself, but certain on the way there.
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