Lily Allen spoke with The Sun about how she’s returned to drinking, arguing that it is needed for her to “be funny” while on stage. “Yep, I am drinking again. Last night I had my first drink,” the 23-year-old said at the O2 Academy in Oxford. “There’s no way I can get on stage without a drink. I think I’m funnier when I’ve had a few. I didn’t find it difficult to stop drinking, I didn’t even think about it. I haven’t really needed a drink but now I’m on tour, it’s fun drinking sometimes. But some things have changed. I’m not drinking any cheap stuff now – only expensive wine will do this time. I’ve gone upmarket.” Read more.