Lily Allen‘s half-sister has claimed that the ‘Smile’ singer attempted suicide when she was 18 years old. Sarah Owen, 29, who shares the same mother as Allen, made the revelation in an interview with Grazia magazine.
“Aged 18, she tried to slit her wrists when her first relationship ended and she ended up in The Priory rehab clinic for four weeks,” Owen said.
She went on and admitted that she wasn’t close to her sibling growing up, which may have played a part in Allen’s alleged suicide attempt.
“I had a big gang of friends but Lily was more of a loner,” she said. “She had no one to talk to about getting her first period or breaking up with her first boyfriend. Would it have been different if we’d been closer? Probably.”
She continued: “My relationship with Lily back then was strained – I was a crazy teenager, and that must have affected Lily. As you know, she’s naturally outspoken but, because I was I was the loud one at home, she became disruptive at school – and ended up being at about 13 different ones.”