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Lily Allen's father responds to her claim that 'he couldn't turn his comedy talent into a career'

Actor Keith Allen has hit back after claiming his daughter Lily Allen "failed to channel his comedic talents into a successful career."

The pair have endured a difficult relationship, but neither has hesitated to talk about it.

But things got even more heated after the "Smile" singer opened up about his estrangement in an interview last year.

Lily called her father a "self-destructor" and criticized his career in her 2018 memoir, "My Thoughts Exactly."

Well, Keith responded to his daughter's choice of words.

"Exactly," he told The Guardian,. "I couldn't channel anything. You could say I wasted years.

"I was involved in a lot of things in the beginning. I introduced one of the first 'yoof TV' shows. I was his one of the first comedy store performers.

Lily and Keith, pictured in 2008, have endured a strained relationship over the years.

In her book, Lily said that her father He claims to have suffered a heart attack caused by

However, it was not well received by Keith for her to share that particular information with the world. Keith later claimed that his heart attack was caused by "acute food poisoning."

Keith Allen responded to his daughter's choice words.

Singer opens up about strained relationship with her father . Her father "left me" in 2015.

"My father left home when I was four years old. I'm sick of it," she said. I wrote it in a now-deleted tweet. "My dad was at Latitude when I headlined, and he didn't even come to see me. I probably spent more time with my dog ​​than I ever did in my life." I would have spent more time walking."