Adam Lambert has left any embarrassing behaviors behind in 2012, in exchange for big performances on mature late-night staples to promote the upcoming release of Trespassing. Of course when commoners like ourselves guzzle too much wine on an empty stomach after work, we only risk ridicule from our local subway platform dwellers who take pleasure in seeing us in a heated presidential debate with a turnstile. Yet when you’re an American Idol finalist with a highly anticipated album to promote, there can never be enough questions to follow the words “drunken bar fight.”
“Relationships are work and I’m so lucky to have fallen in love with a great partner,” Lambert told Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime show, airing Thursday. Ellen gently broached the subject of Lambert’s dispute with boyfriend Sauli Koskinen, and subsequent arrest, while in Finland in December. “When you add alcohol to a situation, things can get out of control and some people can get upset and emotional,” he explained. But rather than use this opportunity to launch into an impromptu PSA about the dangers of substance abuse, Lambert lightheartedly made fun of himself, noting that the “fight” between the couple was nothing too serious, just the result of one too many. “It was more of just childish, foolishness, messiness,” he said. “I owe it to myself, to my loved ones and to my fans, to be a little more adult and pull it together.” Last month’s embarrassment has already begun to disappear from his memory, thanks to his decision to juice—down, José Canseco—and ride the power of kale and other super foods to the promised land of responsibility. Once again, this candid conversation and his friendly diet tips prove that he’s the celebrity we’d most like to be friends with. Watch below.