British singer Adele fell back into her old ways when she was writing her new album - she downed bottles of booze for inspiration.
The sultry star quit alcohol after her drinking led to several scrapped dates on her U.S. tour last year (08).
But she reportedly indulged in bouts of boozing earlier this year as she wrestled with songs for her upcoming record, the follow-up to 2008 hit 19.
Journalist Dean Piper tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "I caught up with her in New York. She was talking about the new album. She was off the booze, she was making a big effort to get clean and healthy. But she has gone back on the booze so she can get a bit emotional and write some new tracks."