Lily Allen said that she was recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Allen confirmed her diagnosis in an interview with The Times, saying that she was diagnosed when she lived in the United States, where she has been living since 2020.
She told the newspaper that because of her diagnosis, she completely stopped using social media: “As soon as I look at it, the hours of my day can be lost,” she said.
Allen also said she wasn’t surprised by her diagnosis. “It’s kind of embedded in my family. And this [diagnosis] is only because I am here in America, where these things are taken a little more seriously than in England,” she explained.
“I went to someone and they asked: “Have you ever thought about it?”. And I said, “Well, yes, I have.”
Allen is one of many figures from the entertainment world who have stated that they have been diagnosed with ADHD in recent years. Other famous personalities who have made their ADHD diagnosis public include Slowthai, Cara Delevingne, Patrick Stamp from Fall Out Boy and Yungblud.
This month, the singer will appear in her first television role in Sky’s new comedy drama “Dreamland,” which tells the story of four sisters from Margate. She plays Mel, who returns to her hometown after leaving to pursue a career in fashion in Paris.
Earlier this week, Allen revealed that four years of sobriety had “changed her life.”
“It’s weird. My life has changed so much,” she explained on ITV’s daytime talk show This Morning. “I have been clean and sober for four years, I have a new husband, we are arranging our life in America.”
Allen is married to David Harbor, who is best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the popular TV series “Stranger Things”. They have been married since 2020.
The 37-year-old singer has spoken openly about her struggles with addiction in the past, especially when she detailed her alcohol and drug abuse in her 2020 memoir, My Thoughts. According to the interview, the last time she consumed alcohol was on July 28, 2019.