Congratulations to Lily! (Picture: Instagram/@lilyallen)
Lily Allen is our thriving icon as she celebrated hitting the two-year sober mark today.
The star – who is set to make her West End debut in play 2:22 – A Ghost Story – quit drink and drugs and has been enthusing the positive impact its made to her life ever since.
Sharing a selfie to commemorate the day on Wednesday, Lily wrote on Twitter: ‘2 Years Drug and Alcohol free today !
‘Getting clean is the BEST thing i ever did, and i’ve done a lot of cool sh*t. [sic]’
Using the moment for a spot of self-promotion, she added: ‘Come see me in the play i’ve been working on. @222aghoststory link in bio for tix ! [sic]’
Alongside the joyous message, Lily was seen with her hair tousled and in a black mini-dress, while she also shared a screenshot from an app she uses to chart her sobriety.
And what a cake (Picture: Instagram)
A bunch of famous faces congratulated the Smile hitmaker in the comments, with Daisy Lowe musing: ‘Incredible Lils congratulations ❤️❤️❤️.’
She was joined by the likes of Stacey Dooley, Laura Whitmore and Lliana Bird who all shared emoji in support of the star, while Lily also showed off a rather splendid unicorn cake delivered by one of her friends.
Lily recently hit back at bodyshamers, insisting her appearance was down to heading to the gym and being sober, after some followers felt it necessary to share their two cents about the star beneath a recent post to Instagram.
While Lily has since turned off the comments to the photos in question, in screenshots captured by Buzzfeed she was having none of the judgement.
She had shared a video of herself behind the scenes on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Friday, when a fan wrote: ‘Worried about you Lily. I feel like we’ve grown up together and I’ve never see you this thin.
‘Your fans care about you, your health and we love you very much. Please take care dear.’
In response, Lily said: ‘You’ve never seen me two years completely sober, not smoking and exercising every day.’
Replying to another fan, in a now-deleted comment Lily wrote: ‘Seriously, where do you get off? You know NOTHING about me or my lifestyle. How dare you.’
Lily previously discussed her road to sobriety on the podcast The Recovery, explaining that she turned to alcohol and drugs to gain affirmation, to lose weight and to gain confidence.
The Smile singer said: ‘All I wanted was affirmation and praise and I didn’t even really get it then. I got it from strangers, but I didn’t really get it from the people I wanted it from.
‘In fact, I was kind of met with a bit of resentment from those people. Taking responsibility for my own actions, you know, I definitely like buried my head in drugs and alcohol, but I was really sad.’
On her road to recovery Lily has also gained support in the form of her husband David Harbour, who is also sober.
The Hard Out Here singer said: ‘I’m in a really happy and healthy relationship. He’s sober, has been sober for 20 years now.
‘We’re thinking about what we’re going to do with the rest of our lives… I don’t have as much as I had then in terms of success and wealth, but I have success and health in my mind, which is more valuable I think.’
Worried about drugs?
Frank offers confidential advice about drugs and addiction (email firstname.lastname@example.org, message 82111 or call 0300 123 6600) or the NHS has information about getting help.
Adfam has local groups for families affected by drugs and alcohol and DrugFam offers phone and email support to people affected by other people’s drug or alcohol misuse.