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LiLo hits out at snub claims

Lindsay Lohan did not attend the Venice Film Festival because she wants to remain on good form following a rehab stint.

The 27-year-old is concentrating on her health after a 90-day court-ordered rehab stay and hit back at comments from her motion picture director who suggested she bailed out of commitments.

The troubled actress clarified that she never intended to travel across the pond and promote the flick.

“Along with the positive messages and words of support of The Canyons at VFF, I am sending my own to the cast, producers and the amazing Paul Schrader,” she wrote on her website. “I am so grateful for the extraordinary experience of being a part of this film.

“Unfortunately, I have to clear up these reports. I was never confirmed to attend.”

Paul slammed Lindsay by telling the press on Thursday, “She was supposed to be here today, she said she would be, but she is not.”

However on Saturday the star claimed it wasn’t true and she continues to put herself first despite the mix-up.

“Of course, I would have enjoyed returning to that wonderful city and being a part of this amazing event, but my focus is on my health and well-being,” she said. “Plain and simple, it is of the utmost importance.”

Lindsay shared on her blog the day before that she would not be present at the occasion.

She acknowledged her co-star among others for their support.

“I wish I could be there to celebrate with you in Venice. Paul Schrader, @braxtonpope, @JamesDeen could not have done it without you, (sic)” she posted on Wednesday.

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