But as well as these stories taken from her upcoming book, My Thoughts Exactly, Lily has also opened up about the dark side of fame, and how it affected her mental health.
In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan – out 3rd October – Lily reveals that she was almost sectioned following a row with ex-husband Sam Cooper over the fact she thought he’d started seeing someone new.
“It was a build-up of everything and that [Sam’s new relationship] was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
“When I feel that the people I trust most have betrayed that, my whole world falls out from underneath me.
[The staff] had me pinned down on the floor.
I picked up a water cooler and threw it through the window.
Dan [her new boyfriend MC Meridian Dan] said six nurses tackled me to the floor and they had the needle out and were about to knock me out and sedate me.
Once the needle goes in, you’re sectioned. [Dan] had to really fight with them not to do it.”
Lily, 33, also opens up about the effect fame had on her self-confidence as she remembers one photo shoot in particular.
“I was gearing up to do promo for the second album. That’s when I started not eating, when I started thinking about having to do photo shoots and red carpets.
When I was feeling really bad, everything that I ate would come back up.
If I wasn’t, it would be just lunch or dinner.
Part of me getting ready for a show would be to vomit for 20 minutes. Then I’d clean up my face and start doing my hair and make-up.
I just felt really fat and grotesque.”
“Look, happiness for me is your first E at Glastonbury – that’s the happy place.
I don’t think I’ve ever had that base level of happiness.
What I see as being happy is that fake level of happiness because that’s what I’ve had from the spike in endorphins or whatever.
“But I’m in a happy relationship, my kids are thriving and I’m creating great music.
I couldn’t really ask for much more. So, yeah, I’m in a good place.”