â€œItâ€™s not fair and itâ€™s really not okay!â€ or so her hit goes. The British popstar will be hitting pause on her singing career soon. Sheâ€™s been hit with a combination of laryngitis and bronchitis and has been performing in pain. Ouch!
â€œIâ€™ve had [it] for two months and Iâ€™ve just been doing so many gigs and not resting,â€ she told BBC Newsbeat. â€œI have been to an ear, nose, and throat specialist a few times and they stuck a big camera down my throat. Itâ€™s not very nice!â€
Lily Allenâ€™s last performance will be at the Dizzee Rascal concert at the O2 (London) in March 2010. â€œThatâ€™s the last thing Iâ€™ve got planned,â€ she said. â€œIâ€™m just going to concentrate on doing some behind-the-scenes sort of stuff.â€
Fans speculate that her one-to-two-year break isnâ€™t exactly due to her bout of throat illnesses. There are talks that the 24-year-old popstar plans on pursuing an acting career. Not to worry; sheâ€™s not entirely giving up on the music industry.
â€œIâ€™m going to get into signing new bands, but at a really early level,â€ she said of her plans to launch her own record label. â€œI donâ€™t want to compete with other record companies, but I want to support new artists.â€
She will also be focusing on her new clothing shop, Lucy in Disguise with her sister Sara. â€œItâ€™s about making fashion democratic,â€ Allen explained. â€œItâ€™s about getting really nice clothes, but letting people rent them for affordable prices so they can go out and feel like a million dollars and it wonâ€™t cost them a million dollars.â€
I wouldnâ€™t mind renting Allenâ€™s quirky duds. Just donâ€™t expect the popstar to be Twittering and blogging about her life updates anytime soon. In her recentâ€”and perhaps finalâ€”Twitter post, she said: â€œIâ€™m a neo-luddite. Goodbye.â€