He was caught by police officers a block away from her concert in February
Lana Del Rey has spoken out after a man who stalked her was sentenced to serve one year in prison.
Michael Shawn Hunt, 43, took a plea deal that meant aggravated stalking and weapons charges were dropped, according to Orlando NBC. He did not contest the charges.
During the hearing, Hunt’s Facebook posts were read aloud, including one which read: “Our queen forever in both worlds I love you so much Lana I can’t wait to be back in your arms in a few days, baby I hear you singing, I miss you baby, I miss you so much Lana.”
Another post stated: “Lana and I will be together, I will likely be going on the rest of her tour with her.”
Speaking a concert in Atlanta concert the day after Hunt’s arrest, Del Rey told the crowd: “I am actually just feeling a little more emotional than I thought after what happened in Orlando, but I just really wanted to be here with you guys tonight,” she told the audience. “And actually I was feeling totally fine, and then just got, I don’t know, a little bit nervous when I got on stage.
“So I just want to say that I am super happy to be with you guys, and if I’m a little bit feathery, just bear with me.”
In since deleted social media posts, Del Rey wrote over the weekend”“Alsoooo…If you bring weapons to the show with plans to use them and ur posting about it -the police will probably know about it before I do like they did in Orlando.”
She added: “I’m just saying bringing weapons into the mix is on another level.”
Hunt was intercepted a block away from the singer’s Amway Center show in Orlando in February, after the police received a tip about a potential kidnapping.
He was caught carrying a knife, according to a tweet from the City of Orlando Police Department in February.
This isn’t the first time the singer has had to bring criminal charges against a stalker. In 2016, a man was sentenced to nearly three months in prison after breaking into Lana Del Rey‘s home.
That same year, she obtained a restraining order against two Russian fans who reportedly threatened her and screamed at her in public.
While in 2015, a man was arrested after allegedly stealing two of her cars.
She recently announced a gig at Dublin’s Malahide Castle on June 22 (the week before Glastonbury). Tickets are available here.