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Celebriety: Lana del Rey

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The latest celebrity i didn’t know had troubles with alcohol is Lana del Rey.

Her Experience

That’s really why I got sent to boarding school aged 14 — to get sober.

I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so fucking cool.

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Her Strength

My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, I’m fucked. I am totally fucked. Like, at first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side – it’s exciting – and then you realize the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it.

A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years.

It’s been nine years since my last drink.

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Her Triggers

I feel like my work’s important, but I don’t always feel like I get respect for it…when I feel like people don’t like [my] music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again.

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Buttwiser?

Letting Go

A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I’m writing about New York. And when I write about the thing that I’ve lost I feel like I’m writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. Sure, there have been people, but it’s really alcohol.

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And when I write about the thing that I’ve lost I feel like I’m writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life.

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About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home. http://about.me/AlKHall

Posted on September 27, 2013, in Alcoholism, Celebriety, Recovery and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hi Al, I have no idea who she is, but I love reading about celebs, and how they’re just like us! Thanks for the info, I love this series!

    • J!

      i’m surprised, are you no the woman with her fingers on the musical pulse of the world?

      Regardless, in the rooms i’ve always been able to identify with someone’s story, stranger or no. There are some universal truths to what we went through!

      Keep coming back, my friend,

      Al K Hall

  2. Have to say 1 didn’t know 2 sorry don’t like her stuff that much. However I have several songs in my catalogue that others think are love songs – they are about booze!! So I share that with her.

  3. Neither I had ever heard of this woman, but WOW! I love this post, thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I wish more celebrities were able TALK about it, rather than just getting shoved into rehab by their “handlers”.

    • Hi Luddy!

      You’ll be sure to like my latest post, then! He didn’t have handlers to push him out of his relapse…it took a family intervention!

      Keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

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