Elton John's Lily aid
This article is from 2008.
Sir Elton John has offered a helping hand to Lily Allen.
The 'Smile' singer, who was carried out of the Glamour Women of the Year Awards earlier this week, has been offered a lifeline as Elton's partner David Furnish told her she could stay with the couple for a few weeks.
Lily and David met at a Royal Academy of Arts VIP private view on Wednesday night (04.06.08) when he insisted she spend some time with him and the 'Rocket Man' singer - who has previously battled alcohol and drugs addiction - at their £6million Berkshire mansion in Southeast England.
David believes Lily would benefit toning down her partying lifestyle and staying out of the public eye for a while.
Lily was determined to prove she could behave herself and decided to drive to the Royal Academy of Arts party.
She was reportedly overheard telling presenter Janet Street Porter: "I don't remember a thing. I can normally get really drunk, but not like that.
"The worrying thing was that I was like a dead weight. I have been out so many times and got drunk and never ended up like that.
"I didn't have my house keys or my bag, so I felt totally vulnerable. When I finally got home I just passed out."
This isn't the first time Elton has offered to help a struggling celebrity.
In 1997, he "kidnapped" Robbie Williams and put him in rehab to be treated for his drug addiction. He has also previously offered troubled stars Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse the use of his mansion.
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