Lily Allen's Afghan adventure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2009
Lily Allen

Lily Allen's Afghan adventure

Lily Allen is going to war-torn Afghanistan because she feels her pop career is "vacuous" and her life is "empty"

Lily Allen is going to Afghanistan.

'The Fear' singer worries her pop star life is "vacuous" and has decided to visit the war-torn country to do some charity work and see how her donations have helped children in the region.

She told Q Radio host Samanthi: "I sometimes feel like my life is a bit empty - as ridiculous as that sounds to some people, a bit vacuous. It is pop music and people do talk about it too much and sometimes I feel like I want to have a bit more substance in my life. 

"I am going to be going to Afghanistan or the Congo in a few weeks to help War Child. They want me to go there and see how the money I have earned for them in the past is being used. And that is the stuff I get really excited about."

The 24-year-old star has also confessed she can't listen to her award-winning debut album 'Alright, Still'.

She said: "When I listen to that record I cringe. I am five years younger on that record. I can't bear listening to it."

Lily also spoke out about the row surrounding 'Everybody's At It' - a track from her new album, 'It's Not You, It's Me', which tackles drug use in Britain - insisting people have misunderstood its meaning.

She explained: "It's not encouraging drug taking at all, in fact it says that drugs are bad, because they are bad. It's opening up a debate really and sort of saying and no not everyone takes drugs ends up killing people or dying."

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 16 Dec


Barrowland, Glasgow

Thu 13 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 552 4601

O2 Institute, Birmingham

Fri 14 Dec

£41.80–£42.80 / 0844 844 0444

Also at:

Post a comment