Doctor orders singer not to travel


Lily Allen has pulled out of her appearance at Benicassim International Festival today (July 18) due to illness.

The singer was duo to play the Spanish bash’s Verde stage later this evening, but pulled out after her doctor told her not to travel for the next seven days. A festival spokesperson said that the singer “regrets that she has been forced to pull out” of her appearance.

The spokesperson added: “Having been advised by her doctor that she would be unfit to travel in the next seven days Lily had no option but to cancel. She sends her deepest apologies to fans.”

Writing on, Allen personally apologised to her fans, along with Spain itself.

“I hate letting down my fans,” she wrote. “I’ve done this four times over the past two years, sadly Spain has had a raw deal or a lucky escape depending on which way you’re looking at it. Sorry Benicassim.”

Ellie Goulding, who was already due to play Benicassim today, will now take Allen‘s place on the Verde stage. Dizzee Rascal and Gorillaz are also due to play Benicassim tonight.

NME is coming live from Benicassim throughout the weekend.