Rihanna evacuated from hotel after fire in early hours

Rihanna performs at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend at Victoria Park, Hackney, London
Rihanna performs at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend at Victoria Park, Hackney, London Photo: Press Association

The singer Rihanna had a rude awakening this morning when she was one of 300 guests evacuated from a London hotel after a lift shaft caught fire.

The Barbadian star tweeted:

She also tweeted pictures of a fire engine outside the hotel in Whitehall Place and her sitting in a black taxi to her 23.5 million followers.

Around 10 firefighters dealt with the incident after being called at 6.22am.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the fire caused a small amount of damage to a lift on the 7th floor of the hotel.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Rihanna headlined at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend concert on Sunday.

Rihanna performs at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend at Victoria Park, Hackney, London.
Rihanna performs at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend at Victoria Park, Hackney, London. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images