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Delta Goodrem shares surprising alcohol confession

"It was an interesting chapter in my life."
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Delta Goodrem kicked off her music career at the tender age of 15 but the singer-songwriter has confessed that she didn’t start living her teenage years until her late twenties. In fact, she was 27 before she had her first alcoholic drink.

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“I’d worked from such a young age that it wasn’t until my late twenties that I finally started to have my teenage years,” Delta told the Daily Telegraph.

“I had so much going on in my teens there wasn’t really the space to have a few drinks and have my friends look after me. But in my late twenties I had that period of self-discovery, things had started to get a bit much for me around that time. The lyrics mention how I was trying to numb the pain around me. It was an interesting chapter in my life.”

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“I’d worked from such a young age that it wasn’t until my late twenties that I finally started to have my teenage years.” (Credit: Instagram)

Delta became a household name when she landed the role of Nina Tucker on the hit soap Neighbours in 2002. The following year, she released her debut album Innocent Eyes.

“There’s a lot of graduates that I’m proud to say I was part of the Neighbours group no matter what era we’re all in – there’s a secret society!” she joked on the soap’s 30th birthday reunion special.

But when she was just 18 years old and on the cusp of stardom, Delta was diagnosed Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Delta became a household name when she joined the Neighbours cast. (Credit: Getty)

“I shared a lot of my journey with the country when it happened,” she told WHO in 2020.

“I remember that when I was first told I had cancer, my body went into shock and I shook uncontrollably for the next 24 hours. The world as I knew it had completely changed.”

However, the golden girl decided to fight and turned to music to help her pain – her album Innocent Eyes topped the charts and scooped up a slew of awards in 2004.

“This was all about being a human and fighting for good health. Health is such a blessing that we shouldn’t take for granted.”

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Delta turned to music to help her pain. (Credit: Getty)

Currently, Delta is gearing up to release her new album and book of the same name, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams.

When lessons learned have been my reward. The stories behind the lyrics of each song will be shared in my first-ever book…,” she cryptically revealed on Instagram on Friday.

The singer-songwriter is also dating fellow musician, Matthew Copley and made a rare confession about him last year when they went into isolation together.

“It’s a relationship of respect. Matt is an incredible musician and we really enjoy working together. Music is how we met, it’s what we both do, so it’s really about just being creative in the household.”

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