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James Blunt Addresses Carrie Fisher’s Relapse

Citing the actress’ concerns about being thin enough for Star Wars sequels, James Blunt has blamed the pressures of work for his late friend Carrie Fisher‘s relapse.

Addressing his audience at the Hay Literature Festival, the superstar singer said “I just knew that the day before she died when she came back to my house and she’d been really mistreating her body and she’d just got the job again of being Princess Leia in the new Star Wars movies.” “So she’s really on a high and positive but they had applied a lot of pressure on her to be thin, which is what they do, so she spoke about the difficulties that women have in the industry that men are allowed to grow old and women are not.”

While on a flight from London to Los Angeles in 2016, Carrie died at the age of 60, and an autopsy confirmed that the thespian had cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, alcohol and opiates in her system, the combination of which caused a cardiac arrest.

“She had to really put a lot of pressure on herself and started abusing drugs again.” “So by the time she got on the plane, she had practically killed herself. They said it was a heart failure but she had taken enough drugs to have a great party,” added Blunt.

James and Carrie were close friends, with the actress opening up her Los Angeles home to him as a place to live while he was recording his 2004 debut album Back to Bedlam.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Riccardo Ghilardi photographer