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Lily Allen Will ‘Never Tell Her Kids To Not Do Drugs Because That Would Make Her A Hypocrite’

We’re guessing she’s not an advocate of the whole ‘do as I say, not as I do’ philosophy then.


Lily Allen reckons she will never tell her kids not to take drugs because ‘that would make her a hypocrite’.

Speaking at Radio 4, the singer said how while she can warn them of potential dangers she won’t stop them from making their own decisions.

“I can’t really do anything but be there for them. People are going to do what they want to do, quite rightly,” she said, adding:

“They’ll say, ‘You’re a hypocrite. You went and experimented and you said it was a right laugh so what do you mean I can’t?’”

“But I’ve seen so much of it growing up and I’ve seen people really lose the plot and die.”

Lily is Mum to Ethel who turns three in November and Marnie, one.

The Sheezus singer has also opened up for the first time about her daughter’s eight-month long health battle with laryngomalacia.

A year after Ethel was born in 2011 she was diagnosed with the throat condition, leaving her struggling to breathe and eat.

“It’s basically a problem with the throat. She was working so hard to breathe, to just exist really, and she wasn’t really gaining any weight at all. Because all of the food she was taking on, she was just expending the energy on this breathing process,” the 29-year-old singer said.

“I was scared of losing her the whole time, all I wanted to do was just breast-feed her and to sit there in my chair with her and spend those precious hours into the night looking after your child.”

And Lily says it was an understandably ‘agonising time’ for herself and husband Sam Cooper:

“When she was really, really little the doctors said she had to have an operation to correct it and then that didn’t work so she had to have it again. And she was tiny, she’d lost so much weight and then as a result of that, because of what happened before with my previous, it was just a really tough time,” Lily confessed.

The year before gave birth to a stillborn baby three months premature.

“I just remember the doctor saying when they first diagnosed her with the condition they said, it’s a one in a hundred chance that you are going to have to operate, and then of course she needed the operation and then they said it’s a one in a hundred chance that they will have to operate again and I just thought how many one in a hundred chances do I have?”

Thankfully, after eight months of treatment Ethel recovered and is ‘absolutely fine’ now.

[We've go tour hands on Lily Allen's diet secrets]

[Lily Allen must have one seriously comitted baby sitter]

Ethan Anderton

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