London: Singer Lily Allen says her friends were concerned she might die in similar circumstances to Amy Winehouse.
The 26-year-old, who was close friends with Winehouse, found dead at her home under un-explained circumstances, said her friends texted her to say they were glad she hadn`t suffered the same fate, reported Sun online.
Winehouse suffered from serious drug and alcohol addiction.
"I felt that she`d become such a cartoon character of her herself. Her death almost didn`t feel real because her life had virtually been lived in the newspapers near the end. Amy struggled she wanted a real life. She wanted to go down the pub and she couldn`t.
"Actually when Amy died, I got several texts from friends saying they were really glad I was still here. That I hadn`t died too. It`s so easy to get caught up in the madness and I count my lucky stars I`ve been strong enough to walk away," Allen said.
The singer, who is pregnant with husband Sam Cooper`s child, said she now spends most of her time in England, with her husband and is enjoying spending time doing nothing.