Sick Lily Allen Cancels Farewell Shows

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July 7, 2010 | 11:17am EST

Lily Allen’s pop career is fizzling out with a whimper – the singer has canceled two of her final shows because she’s sick.

The Smile hitmaker is due to take a hiatus from music later this year and has only a handful of gigs left before she begins concentrating on other business ventures, including the launch of her fashion boutique.

She has been busy promoting a new duet with U.K. rapper Professor Green, and announced in a post on on Tuesday  that she would join the hip-hop star on a British radio programme as well as TV talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

But the singer has now cancelled both appearances due to illness. A spokesman for Allen tells WENN, “She is not well so had to pull the shows.”

No details of Allen’s condition were released, but she is expected to make a full recovery.