Tears at gig for an emotional Lily Allen
She’s been a unanimous crowd pleaser at a string of festivals this summer but it seems it all got a bit too much for Lily Allen last night.
Breaking down in tears on stage at the Helsinki Flow Festival in Finland, Lily blamed a nasty fall the previous evening for her outburst, telling fans, ‘I feel a bit emotional tonight and if I cry it’s not because of you but because of me.’
Just hours before the gig, the singer had complained of a back injury on her Twitter page: ‘Fell over badly last night and I’ve really f***** my back up. Just had an injection in my bum. How am I gonna get through tonight’s gig?’
But despite her obvious pain and her confession to feeling ‘woozy’, the 24-year-old managed to pull herself together and finish the set looking gorgeous in one of her now signature mesh camisoles tucked into a pair of jeans, and with her glittery glam rock eye make-up still intact.
It’s not the first time the 24-year-old has let her emotions escape her on tour. While on the road in America in 2007, she wrote of her frustration at feeling ‘fat and ugly’ on her MySpace blog, owning up to the fact she often cried and had considered liposuction.
While she has appeared a lot happier in recent times, her back injury marked just the beginning of a bout of bad luck yesterday, with Lily later revealing that she lost her bag after the gig.
Perhaps new beau, a painter and decorator known as Sam, can put a Smile back on her face.