Lily Allen thinks she’s suffering from stigmata.
The 29-year-old English singer, who released new album Sheezus earlier this month, mused on Instagram Wednesday about a peculiar marking on the palm of her hand.
“Not even joking #stigmata #SHEEZUS,” the star captioned the photo of a pin prick-sized wound while referencing the term used in the Christian faith to describe markings that correspond to the crucifixion of Jesus.
UK newspaper The Mirror reports Lily grew up Catholic, but has admitted in the past to being “confused” by its teachings.
“I’m confused by religion. I was brought up in a Catholic school and they told me gays were bad, adultery was bad and drugs were bad,” she told Word Magazine back in 2009.
“At the same time, all my mum’s friends were gay, my dad was having various affairs and there were drugs in the house when I was a kid – so it was a bit cruel.”
Lily admitted at the time it wasn’t only Catholicism that caused her to question her faith.
“Why is [BBC TV program] Songs Of Praise always Christian? Where’s the Hindu Songs Of Praise? The Islamic Songs Of Praise? We all pay our TV license! I don’t like Christianity much,” she stated, contemplating: “Hinduism is cool. I’ll put them up near the top. But it’s too dangerous for me to rank them. I’ll get into serious trouble.”
The outlet reports Lily eventually turned back to her faith to cope with the death of beloved British singer Amy Winehouse.
Last month, Lily revealed her new album was in part a dedication to Amy, who died from alcohol intoxication in 2011 at the age of 27.
“She was not in a great place when we knew each other, so I don’t feel I knew Amy; I knew a version of Amy,” Lily told The Telegraph last month.
“What she had to deal with was 10 times anything I had to deal with. She’d sold a hell of a lot more albums than me, and there was a lot more interest in her. There were people outside her home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I know what that was like on a much smaller level, and I felt trapped. She couldn’t do anything or go anywhere without there being a frenzy; and she was all about life and enjoying herself and socializing, and when that’s taken away from you… she was a prisoner.”
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