Leona Lewis has apparently been injured by her horse while out riding in Los Angeles.

The former X Factor winner was given a stallion for her birthday, but the Daily Mirror reports she was headbutted by her steed, knocking her to the floor and leaving her with a split lip.

A source said: “Leona has been riding since she was a child and has never had a fear of horses, so she was really shaken up when the horse turned on her.”

The insider continued: “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 OK, she was holding her face in agony.

“Thankfully she didn’t need any surgery, but she was told to stay at home and rest just in case she passed out with concussion.

“She doesn’t blame the horse though – it was just one of those things.”

But Leona reportedly had to postpone work on her new album.

The source said: “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.”

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