Pop star Rita Ora who celebrated her 30th birthday in Notting Hill, London with about 30 people, violating the lockdown rules has come out to say she made a ‘serious and inexcusable error of judgement’ and is very sorry for her irresponsible actions.
The “How to be lonely” singer, held a small gathering in west London restaurant to mark her 30th birthday.
Current lockdown rules in England state that restaurants and pubs should only be open for takeaways and deliveries, and that people are not allowed to mix indoor and outdoor in groups exceeding six.
On Instagram, Rita Ora apologized and admitted she was embarrassed, because she knows how hard people have worked to combat and curb covid-19.
In a statement of apology on her Instagram story, she wrote; “Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday.
“It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK…
“I’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.
“This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.
“I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.
“Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.”
The singer who had said she used the lockdown to work on her third album, shared photos and video of her during the birthday celebration.
She captioned; “Me and cake and some trousers I couldn’t breathe in. Thank you for all the love it felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake also clock the hairspray on the table lol anyway thank you for everyone who showed me endless love on my born day I’m forever grateful you all know who you are. Today I’m going to finish the rest of my cake for breakfast lunch and dinner. Byeeeeeeeeee”
Scotland Yard confirmed that officers had been called to an address in Notting Hill on Saturday night amid a breach of covi-19 regulations.