Lily Allen was in floods of tears before her early morning performance in New York with Blondie yesterday (25May07) - after chatting with her boyfriend. The British pop star admits she always struggles with her emotions when she embarks on long periods away from home and her loved ones. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she says, "There's two times when you're away from home for lengthy periods that are kind of a nightmare. "The first day, because you know you've got all that time to go, and about a week and a half before you get home, you're like, `I just want it to end, I want to go home.'"