Lily Allen reassures fans over her safety after returning from Italy

Allen had returned from Italy before earthquake struck the country

Lily Allen has reassured fans she is safe and well after returning from a holiday in Italy, which has been hit by a major earthquake.

At least 247 people have died after an earthquake struck the mountainous region of central Italy.

Allen had written updates about her holiday in Umbria before the earthquake hit. When she took a break from social media, concerned fans asked after Allen’s welfare. But the singer had actually left Italy before the earthquake.

The singer tweeted: “Thank you everyone for all your concerned tweets. I had to leave my family holiday in Umbria early to come home for a funeral. Such sad scenes, but feeling blessed that my lot are all OK.”

Fan Alex Thomas commiserated with Allen, saying he hoped that her funeral had been OK, after he’d had to attend his father’s funeral. Allen wrote: “So sorry for your loss, Alex.”

Allen has remained musically quiet since the release of her third album ‘Sheezus’ in 2014, during which she supported Miley Cyrus in the US as well as headlining Latitude. It’s believed she has been working on new material, though no official information as to who Allen has been writing with has yet been forthcoming.

She has also been a vocal political commentator on Twitter, giving her support to Jeremy Corbyn and joining an anti-austerity march on Downing Street in April.