Poor old Lily Allen. We finally got ourselves a smart, cute popstar who was willing to speak her mind and not shy away from the debate and everyone went and scared her off. She was one of those rare celebrities who was candid and open, thanks to her internet presence. Now, she’s likening it all to her alcohol and drug dependency of the past. The singer stopped using her Facebook, MySpace and Twitter pages in September after posting a message that she had become a “neo-Luddite”.
Allen told the Evening Standard: “I don’t own a BlackBerry. Or a computer. I don’t even read emails.
“I was using the internet in a really destructive way. In the same way as I guess alcoholics and drug addicts have to stop taking drugs or alcohol to see how negatively it affects them.”
She added: “I had to stop using the internet completely. If I was feeling bad, I’d look for negative things people were writing about me to substantiate how I was feeling: ‘Look, I am fat and ugly…’
“I’d write something silly with totally the best intentions of it just being for fans to read and it would end up looking like I was trying to get in The Sun newspaper. So, this year, I’m not putting out useless information that people can use against me.”