Lily Allen vows to cut down on phone time as it makes her brain, work and relationships 'suffer'

Julia Hunt
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Lily Allen (PA)
Lily Allen (PA)

Lily Allen has vowed to cut down on her phone time in 2021 after admitting it causes her brain, relationships and work to suffer.

The As Long As I Got You singer kicked off the new year by posting a message on Instagram saying she wanted a “healthier relationship” with her mobile.

The mother-of-two said she has already given up “drugs, booze and fags” and now hopes to tackle her phone use.

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Sharing a video of herself with the caption “Less phone, more books”, Allen said of her New Year’s resolution: “I’m gonna try.

“These things are designed so we don’t put them down.

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“My brain suffers, my relationships suffer, my work or creative endeavors all suffer as a result.”

She went on: “I’ve ditched the drugs, booze and fags, so hopefully this year I’ll be able to cultivate a new, healthier relationship with my phone.

“Wish me luck.”

Lily Allen attends the "Frozen 2" European premiere at BFI Southbank in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Lily Allen (Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Fans and celebrity friends applauded Allen’s decision, with many agreeing that phone usage could be a problem.

“I like this,” posted music producer Jodie Harsh, while TV star Stacey Dooley agreed: “Me too.”

“Love you angel,” wrote singer-songwriter Sarah Hudson, while former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan posted a string of hearts in eyes emojis.

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Allen, 35 - who tied the knot with Stranger Things star David Harbour last year – revealed in July that she was celebrating a year of sobriety.

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Sharing a picture on Instagram showing her relaxing in a bikini on holiday, she told her followers: “1 year completely sober!

“So grateful for my health and happiness.”

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