A London cellist comes clean on her little vodka bottle

One of eight participants in a Channel 5 documentary on alcoholism, Rachael Lander talked about furtive drinking on stage, in orchestra dressing rooms, everywhere ‘to take the edge off’.

You can watch the programme here.

Rachael tweets that she is ‘overwhelmed by lovely messages from people watching’.

‘I was playing in professional orchestras drunk. Drunkety drunk,’ she admits.

Cello, she now says, ‘is the best addiction’.


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