Moment I'll Never Forget
One Late Night Too Many Made The Singer-Turned-Actress
Determined To Change Her Way Of Life.
"It was May 1986 and the morning after the night
before. I lay in bed shattered, I was a total mess. My lifestyle was one
of over-drinking and eating, watching endless television, spending pots
of money and getting nowhere as a person.
I shot bolt upright in my bed. At that moment
I knew I had to change. The challenge had gone out of my life - I vowed
to revolutionise it. I instructed my lawyer to tie up the loose ends, while
I fled to New York, and recharged my batteries.
Eight months later, I came back to nothing. I
sold my house and threw away all my clothes. Every bit of furniture, every
ornament, went. It was the only way I could convince myself I was really
starting afresh. Now, I feel free for the first time in an eternity; I
don't feel the need to go out on shopping sprees and I've even got married
(to rock guitarist Robert Fripp) when I wasn't always sure marriage was
I suppose I'll never be able to forget that morning
I grew up."
Best Magazine, 1988