Lily Allen is resisting checking into rehab as she goes through a rough patch, a celebrity magazine reports.

An insider tells Now magazine the last expression likely to be seen on Allen's face is a Smile – despite her brand new blonde haircut.

Having broken up with the Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons and suffering a miscarriage, the source says Allen family members are keen for her to get some professional help. Lily, it seems, isn't keen on the idea.

"Lily still cries whenever babies are mentioned," the insider told Now.

"She pines for a family one minute and is downing cocktails the next... she's in a very low state and dyeing her hair isn't going to help."

Allen has seen her public profile sliding in recent months as new young female stars like Adele steal the limelight.

And her new album is reportedly full of dark and introspective material, leading some to fear she may become Britain's answer to Britney Spears.

19/04/2008 19:15:33