Ellie Goulding: ‘I turned to alcohol to be a fake person’

Ellie Goulding: ‘I turned to alcohol to be a fake person’

The british singer, Ellie Goulding, has revealed that she had to use alcohol so she could “deal with the surreal situation I was in”.

The singer made the comments while appearing on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast.

“Usually for me it involved alcohol. I assumed I couldn’t be good enough, smart, funny, or crazy enough to be with certain people without it.”

As BBC News reports, as well as admitting to drinking alcohol prior to interviews, the 32-year-old also revealed she turned to booze before appearing on Radio 1’s Live Lounge – which is usually recorded in the morning.

“Live Lounges used to be the most nerve-wracking, I even drank before those.

“I would say, ‘Right, I’ve got to drink this morning because I’ve got this interview and I don’t really know how to answer the questions, because I don’t really know who I am any more.’

“I thought drinking would at least make me a bit more funny, or interesting,” Ellie Goulding said.

However the double BRIT Award winner – who performed at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding reception in 2011 – says she never had an alcohol problem.

“I wasn’t an alcoholic,” she said. “I could go months without a drink, too.”