British singer Leona Lewis has been forced to delay the recording of her forthcoming album after she was reportedly hit in the face by a horse.
The Bleeding Love hitmaker was riding the animal in Los Angeles earlier this month (Apr09) when it turned on her.
The 24 year old was knocked to the ground and split her lip in the accident, according to reports.
And the accident has apparently pushed back the recording schedule for her second album, which is due for release in November (09).
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Something startled the horse and it flicked its head back and smacked Leona full in the face. She was knocked flying by the force of it. Everyone rushed over to see if she was okay, she was holding her face in agony.
"Thankfully she didnt need any surgery, but she was told to stay at home and rest just in case she passed out with concussion. She doesnt blame the horse though - it was just one of those things."
"She had been due in the studio to record, but she felt shaken up so they had to cancel. It has pushed everything back, but she's such a grafter she'll easily make up for lost time."