Lily Allen has vowed to do everything she can to overturn a ban by U.S. authorities who have stripped her of her work visa.
The singer was “shocked” after being searched and questioned by Los Angeles custom officers for five hours on Sunday night following her arrest and subsequent caution in London last March for assaulting a photographer.
Her tour of the States in September is now in doubt because she will be unable to perform without a work visa.
Lily, 22, had flown from Australia to LA for the MTV video music awards nominations party today and film a music video with rapper Kanye West.
Her spokesperson said: “Lily doesn’t know why it happened, she is quite shocked, but her LA schedule carries on as planned. “She’s due back in the UK at the end of the week to continue work on her second album, and we’re sure all this will be sorted out in time for her American tour. It’s in the hands of the relevant authorities and these things take time. The most important thing to her is her fans. She does not want to let them down.”
Lily will have to apply to officials in London for another visa.