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Lily Allen flouts rules, smokes on stage

Pop star Lily Allen puffed on a cigarette and flouted the UK smoking ban once again during a recent gig. The singer smoked eventhough she's suffering from chest infection.

entertainment Updated: Mar 07, 2010 18:21 IST

lily allenPop star Lily Allen flouted the UK smoking ban once again during a recent gig despite suffering from a chest infection.

The singer puffed on a cigarette throughout her show at the Men Arena in Manchester as part of her tour with rapper Dizzee Rascal, Contactmusic reported.

Allen was forced to apologise for her off-key vocals, telling fans she had been struck down with bronchitis.

"I've got a bout of bronchitis so sorry if my singing is a bit bad. Not that it's any good anyway," Allen said.

The Smile hitmaker was at the centre of an investigation by local authorities in Liverpool in December, after she lit up during a performance.

She also received a fine last year after smoking onstage in Paris, France.

Smoking in public places in both Britain and France was outlawed in 2007.