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When Lily Allen reportedly collapsed at the Notting Hill Carnival last weekend, media outlets had a field day speculating about the drinking habits of the mother-of-two.

And it looks like the Hard Out Here singer is determined to set the record straight.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, Lily shared an email which focussed on her wellbeing and conduct during the annual event in London.

"As discussed I've just been asked to run past you a story The Sun is planning on running tomorrow," it began.

"Based around fears for Lily's health as she's pictured drinking/ smoking suspicious cigarettes/ vomiting before passing out on a stage at the Notting Hill Carnival yesterday,, and having to be carried off seemingly unconscious over Dan/ boyfriend's shoulders."

Responding to the speculation, Lily tweeted: "Truth is I'm just a lightweight, I had 2 cans of Strongbow on an empty stomach."

Assuring her fans that the incident involved nothing more sinister than that, she added: "I'm here now and I'm absolutely fine."

The response Lily's explanation has received has been mixed, with some followers offering support and others using the opportunity to slam the star.

"There really are so many worse things in the world than a drunk celeb! You're human. We've all been there," wrote one while another remarked: "Great example for youngsters…a classy mum…"

Can't see Lily taking that one lying down.



A woman was punched in the face at Notting Hill Carnival on Monday.

The reason? She asked him to stop groping her.

Mary Brandon was attending the fun event when the man in question put his hand on her bum, describing the shocking incident on her Facebook page, Mary said: “At Notting Hill Carnival yesterday a man in the crowd grabbed my ar**. When I told him not to he did it again. I pushed him away, exercising my right to tell a man to stop touching my body without my permission, so he took a swing at me and punched me in the face.”

Mary was then forced to spend nine hours in the hospital getting her injuries tended to.

She went on to say how this unacceptable behaviour has affected the way she feels she must deal with future similar incidents: “A woman should be able to leave the house without fear of being sexually assaulted whether in future it’s best not to do anything at all. Maybe it’d be safer to ignore it when someone invades your personal space. But I can honestly say I will always stand up to someone who thinks they can get away with this behaviour and I’d take a punch again.”

The police are currently investigating the incident.

Despite the horrific crime against her, we are so glad she is standing strong and not allowing this man to make her feel afraid or scared about standing up for herself.

All the best for your recovery, Mary!


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