Former PIXIES star Kim Deal blames British beer for sending her to rehab - because it made her feel terrible and gave her "the shakes". The bass player checked into rehab over Christmas in 2002 after a trip to Britain made her realise once and for all just how bad her drinking problem had become. She says, "They have stronger beer over there, and I was still drinking the same amount, so I would wake up and actually had the shakes. "You feel it inside, too; your organs shake. It feels very sick, sickly, like, hospital sick, not a cool junkie sick." Deal has been sober ever since, but there's still one thing she misses about being a drunk: "I was skinnier - I think I miss that."