Lana Del Rey has revealed her car was broken into "a few months ago" in Los Angeles and a laptop computer containing her ninth studio album was stolen.
Lana Del Rey's new album has been stolen.
The 'Video Games' singer has revealed her car was broken into whilst parked on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles "a few months ago" and the culprit got away with her laptop computer, multiple hard drives and a camcorder.
Among the files that were taken was her ninth studio LP, a 200-page manuscript for a book she is writing for Simon Schuster and irreplaceable family home movies.
Lana has now begged her fans not to seek out or listen to any leaked music online, as the tracks will be from the stolen album.
In a now-deleted Instagram Live video, she said: "A few months ago, I parked my car on Melrose Place - actually Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles - and I stepped away for a minute.
“And the one time I left my backpack inside my car, someone broke all the windows and took it.
“I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon and Schuster - which I didn’t have backed up on the cloud.
“And despite that, people are still able to remotely access my phone and leak our songs and personal photos. I loved the book that I lost with all of my heart and put a lot of passion into it.
"Please don’t listen to the music if you hear it, because it’s not coming out yet.
“Obviously I won’t ever leave anything in the car again, even if it’s just for a moment. But we’ve had the same issues at the house, and it is a constant thing. And although I’m so grateful to be able to share all of the good stuff, I just also want to share that it has been a challenge.”
Lana, 37, is now busy working on re-recording her songs but admits it has been immensely frustrating to have to start over on the record, the follow-up to 2021's 'Blue Banisters'.
The 'Arcadia' singer said: "I just want to mention that despite all of this happening, I am confident in the record to come -despite so many safety factors at so many different levels. I really want to persist and make the best record I can."
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